Team Insights

The Engaged Company – Bark Team

Updated June 3, 2021

Team DISC

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I
S
C
Extrovert
People
Introvert
Task

Decisiveness

How team members tend to approach problems and make decisions

Higher D Styles

Tend to solve new problems very quickly and assertively. They take an active and direct approach to obtaining results. The key here is new problems such as those that are unprecedented or haven't happened before. There may also be an element of risk in taking the wrong approach or developing an incorrect solution, but those with a High D score are willing to take those risks, even if they may be incorrect.

Lower D Styles

Tend to solve new problems in a more deliberate, controlled, and organized manner. Again, the key here is new and unprecedented problems. The Lower D style will solve routine problems very quickly because the outcomes are already known. But, when the outcomes are unknown and the problem is an uncertain one, the Lower D style will approach the new problem in a calculated and deliberate manner by thinking things through very carefully before acting.

Interactivity

How team members tend approach to interacting with people and display of emotions

Higher I Styles

Tend to meet new people in an outgoing, gregarious, and socially assertive manner. The key here is new people whom one hasn't met before. Many other styles are talkative, but more so with people that they've known for some time. The Higher I scores are talkative, interactive and open even with people whom they have just initially met. People scoring in this range may also be a bit impulsive. Generally speaking, those with the Higher I scores are generally talkative and outgoing.

Lower I Styles

Tend to meet new people in a more controlled, quiet and reserved manner. Here's where the key word "new people" enters the equation. Those with Lower I scores are talkative with their friends and close associates, but tend to be more reserved with people they've just recently met. They tend to place a premium on the control of emotions, and approach new relationships with a more reflective approach than an emotional one.

Stability

How team members tend to approach the pace of the work environment

Higher S Styles

Tend to prefer a more controlled, deliberative and predictable environment. They place a premium on security of a work situation and disciplined behavior. They also tend to show a sense of loyalty to a team or organization, and as a result, may have a greater longevity or tenure in a position than some other styles. They have an excellent listening style and are very patient coaches and teachers for others on the team.

Lower S Styles

Tend to prefer a more flexible, dynamic, unstructured work environment. They value freedom of expression and the ability to change quickly from one activity to another. They tend to become bored with the same routine that brings security to the Higher S traits. As a result, they will seek opportunities and outlets for their high sense of urgency and high activity levels, as they have a preference for spontaneity.

Cautiousness

How team members tend to approach standards, procedures, and expectations

Higher C Styles

Tend to adhere to rules, standards, procedures, and protocol set by those in authority whom they respect. They like things to be done the right way according to the operating manual. "Rules are made to be followed" is an appropriate motto for those with higher C scores. They have some of the highest quality control interests of any of the styles and frequently wish others would do the same.

Lower C Styles

Tend to operate more independently from the rules and standard operating procedures. They tend to be bottom-line oriented. If they find an easier way to do something, they'll do it by developing a variety of strategies as situations demand. To the Lower C scores, rules are only guidelines, and may be bent or broken as necessary to obtain results.

Team Values

Very Low Low Average High Very High
Aesthetic balance, harmony and form
Economic economic or practical returns
Individualistic stand out as independent and unique
Political be in control or have influence
Altruist humanitarian efforts or to help others altruistically
Regulatory establish order, routine and structure
Theoretical knowledge, learning and understanding

Beka Dominguez

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
HighEconomic High drive for economic gain helps provide motivation through long projects and assignments.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
Very HighPolitical Very strong leader, and able to take control of a variety of initiatives and maintain control.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Beka Dominguez:

  • When agreeing, support the ideas and potential results, not the person.
  • Ask 'what' oriented questions that close the issue or topics.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Get to the point quickly and don't ramble.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Be efficient: Hit the major points first.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Beka Dominguez:

  • Don't direct or order.
  • Don't make decisions for anyone.
  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.
  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't confuse or distract from the business issues at hand.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Avoid leaving loopholes or vague issues hanging in the air.

Bill Klasnic

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

LowAesthetic Has a bottom-line approach focusing on functionality over form or aesthetics.
AverageEconomic Able to perceive and create a balance between the need for economic return and other needs as well.
Very HighIndividualistic Demonstrates high independence and project self-confidence.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Bill Klasnic:

  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some agreed upon action steps for all involved.
  • Be specific about what needs to be done and who is going to do it.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Provide options for others to express their opinions and make some of the decisions.
  • Do your homework and be prepared with goals, objectives, support materials, etc., but don't plan on using all of them. Have the material with you as support.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Bill Klasnic:

  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Don't legislate or dictate goals or activities.
  • Avoid asking rhetorical questions, or useless ones.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.
  • Don't 'dream' too much or you'll lose time.
  • Avoid being overly task oriented.

Brandon Hilkert

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
HighEconomic High drive for economic gain helps provide motivation through long projects and assignments.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
Very LowAltruist Guards trust level so as not to get burned, either self or team.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Brandon Hilkert:

  • Get to the point quickly and don't ramble.
  • Be clear in your explanations.
  • Motivate and persuade by referring to objectives and expected results.
  • Do your homework and be prepared with goals, objectives, support materials, etc., but don't plan on using all of them. Have the material with you as support.
  • Be prepared to handle some objections.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Brandon Hilkert:

  • Don't forget or lose things necessary for the meeting or project.
  • Avoid trying to build friendships and personal relationships.
  • Don't direct or order.
  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.
  • Avoid asking rhetorical questions, or useless ones.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence, provide only hard facts and data.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.

Brian Bason

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

LowAesthetic Has a bottom-line approach focusing on functionality over form or aesthetics.
HighEconomic High drive for economic gain helps provide motivation through long projects and assignments.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
LowAltruist Won't be taken advantage of and protect own turf and that of the team or organization.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
Very HighTheoretical Passionate about learning for its own sake. Continually in learning mode and bringing a very high degree of technical or knowledge base credibility.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Brian Bason:

  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Brian Bason:

  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.

Dara Freedman

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

HighAesthetic Very much prefers form, harmony and balance. Likely a strong advocate for green initiatives and protecting personal time and space.
Very LowEconomic May try to help meet customers' needs (internal and external) before their own.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
Very HighAltruist Has a very high sincerity-factor and a high empathy for others' needs.
Very HighRegulatory Well disciplined, and follow standard operating protocol and traditional ways.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Dara Freedman:

  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Dara Freedman:

  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.

Matt McKee

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

LowAesthetic Has a bottom-line approach focusing on functionality over form or aesthetics.
HighEconomic High drive for economic gain helps provide motivation through long projects and assignments.
LowIndividualistic Able to support the efforts of the team without demanding the limelight; a supportive team player.
Very HighPolitical Very strong leader, and able to take control of a variety of initiatives and maintain control.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
Very LowRegulatory An independent and autonomous agent, very flexible problem-solver, and able to craft a variety of solutions.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Matt McKee:

  • Motivate and persuade by referring to objectives and expected results.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Be efficient: Hit the major points first.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Be prepared to handle some objections.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Matt McKee:

  • Don't direct or order.
  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't 'dream' too much with the team or you'll lose time.
  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.
  • Avoid leaving loopholes or vague issues hanging in the air.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.

Skylar Walker

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
HighEconomic High drive for economic gain helps provide motivation through long projects and assignments.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
Very HighTheoretical Passionate about learning for its own sake. Continually in learning mode and bringing a very high degree of technical or knowledge base credibility.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Skylar Walker:

  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Observe for possible areas of disagreement as they may not verbalize them.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Ask 'how' oriented questions to draw out opinions.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Skylar Walker:

  • Don't stick coldly onto the business agenda.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't make decisions for others.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position; provide some time to warm up to the ideas and for mutual ownership.

Titania Jordan

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

HighAesthetic Very much prefers form, harmony and balance. Likely a strong advocate for green initiatives and protecting personal time and space.
Very HighEconomic Very competitive and bottom-line oriented.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Titania Jordan:

  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Provide immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.
  • Offer specific evidence about the probability of success or effectiveness of some of the options.
  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.
  • Use the words of the discussion to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Be specific about what needs to be done and who is going to do it.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Titania Jordan:

  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't 'dream' too much or you'll lose time.
  • Don't make decisions for anyone.
  • Avoid asking rhetorical questions, or useless ones.
  • Don't legislate or dictate goals or activities.

Trent Scovell

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

HighAesthetic Very much prefers form, harmony and balance. Likely a strong advocate for green initiatives and protecting personal time and space.
Very LowEconomic May try to help meet customers' needs (internal and external) before their own.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Trent Scovell:

  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Trent Scovell:

  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.

Whit Honea

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

HighAesthetic Very much prefers form, harmony and balance. Likely a strong advocate for green initiatives and protecting personal time and space.
Very LowEconomic May try to help meet customers' needs (internal and external) before their own.
Very HighIndividualistic Demonstrates high independence and project self-confidence.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
Very HighAltruist Has a very high sincerity-factor and a high empathy for others' needs.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Whit Honea:

  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Whit Honea:

  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.