Team Insights

Life’s Food Mooresville Team

Updated April 7, 2021

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

Aniyah Morrison

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.
Very HighIndividualistic Demonstrates high independence and project self-confidence.
Very LowPolitical Tend to be non-competitive and demonstrate a higher service orientation.
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.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Aniyah Morrison:

  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Aniyah Morrison:

  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Don't 'dream' too much together or you'll lose time.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • 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.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.

Eric Jones

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
AverageEconomic Able to perceive and create a balance between the need for economic return and other needs as well.
Very LowIndividualistic Has a very high service orientation and are able to provide follow-through and support efforts.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
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 Eric Jones:

  • Take your time to be precise and thorough.
  • Assure others that there won't be unexpected surprises.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Eric Jones:

  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • If you disagree don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.

Kimberly Nelson

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.
LowPolitical Supportive of the efforts of the team; no hidden agendas. Willing to surrender control.
Very HighAltruist Has a very high sincerity-factor and a high empathy for others' needs.
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 Kimberly Nelson:

  • Provide time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Be certain that there won't be surprises.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Stick to business matters only.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kimberly Nelson:

  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.
  • Don't forget or lose things necessary for the meeting or project.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.

Paula Plekes

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
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.
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.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Paula Plekes:

  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • 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.
  • 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 immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.
  • 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.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Paula Plekes:

  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Don't legislate or dictate goals or activities.
  • Avoid asking rhetorical questions, or useless ones.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.
  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.

Samantha Anibaldi

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
AverageEconomic Able to perceive and create a balance between the need for economic return and other needs as well.
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.
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 Samantha Anibaldi:

  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand… don't get too far off track.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging and optimistic in your conversations.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Samantha Anibaldi:

  • Don't stick coldly to the business agenda.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Don't 'dream' too much together or you'll lose time.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.

Stephanie Algera

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.
Very LowPolitical Tend to be non-competitive and demonstrate a higher service orientation.
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 Stephanie Algera:

  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • Do your homework because that will be critical to the success of the conversation or meeting.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Stephanie Algera:

  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process until you have buy-in.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected of either of you.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.