Team Insights

Inspohub Team Insights

Updated March 14, 2022

Team DISC

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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

Alyx Ashton

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
LowEconomic A team player and may put others' needs before self.
Very HighIndividualistic Demonstrates high independence and project self-confidence.
Very LowPolitical Tend to be non-competitive and demonstrate a higher service orientation.
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.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Alyx Ashton:

  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Alyx Ashton:

  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.

Ben Blake

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.
HighEconomic High drive for economic gain helps provide motivation through long projects and assignments.
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.
Very LowAltruist Guards trust level so as not to get burned, either self or team.
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 Ben Blake:

  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging and optimistic in your conversations.
  • Provide immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Ben Blake:

  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't manipulate or bully into agreeing.

Ekaterina Popova

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
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.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
LowRegulatory Able to be a multi-threaded problem solver, able to shift gears and projects in a flexible way.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Ekaterina Popova:

  • Use your own words to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams, and goals.
  • Ask 'how' oriented questions to draw your opinions.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Provide assurances about your input and decisions.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Ekaterina Popova:

  • Don't make decisions for Ekaterina.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't manipulate or bully Ekaterina into agreeing.
  • Don't talk down to Ekaterina.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.

Ellis Chapman

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.
Very LowAltruist Guards trust level so as not to get burned, either self or team.
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 Ellis Chapman:

  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Ellis Chapman:

  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.

Kyran Harding

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.
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.
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.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Kyran Harding:

  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kyran Harding:

  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.

Paul Rowse

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
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.
LowAltruist Won't be taken advantage of and protect own turf and that of the team or organization.
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 Paul Rowse:

  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Paul Rowse:

  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.

Will Vickers

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
Very LowEconomic May try to help meet customers' needs (internal and external) before their own.
Very HighIndividualistic Demonstrates high independence and project self-confidence.
LowPolitical Supportive of the efforts of the team; no hidden agendas. Willing to surrender control.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
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 Will Vickers:

  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Will Vickers:

  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process until you have buy-in.
  • Leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.