Team Insights

Moda Health Team Insights

Updated November 15, 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

Carrie Bourquein

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.
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.
LowRegulatory Able to be a multi-threaded problem solver, able to shift gears and projects in a flexible way.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Carrie Bourquein:

  • Free-up enough to be engaging and optimistic in your conversations.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Be casual and informal with gestures and body language.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Carrie Bourquein:

  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt in your delivery.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't manipulate or bully into agreeing.
  • Don't 'dream' too much together or you'll lose time.

David Luther

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.
LowIndividualistic Able to support the efforts of the team without demanding the limelight; a supportive team player.
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.
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 David Luther:

  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a nonthreatening way.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with David Luther:

  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.

Edward Stojakovic

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.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
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.
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 Edward Stojakovic:

  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Provide immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand… don't get too far off track.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear and there are no ambiguities.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Be casual and informal with gestures and body language.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Edward Stojakovic:

  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't stick coldly to the business agenda.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt in your delivery.

Jenn Gross

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.
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 Jenn Gross:

  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Be casual and informal with gestures and body language.
  • Ask 'how' oriented questions to draw out opinions.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Be certain to follow though on your part of the agreement.
  • Observe for possible areas of disagreement as they may not verbalize them.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Jenn Gross:

  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't patronize or demean others by using incentives or subtlety.
  • 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.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.

Margaret Thornburg

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
LowEconomic A team player and may put others' needs before self.
LowIndividualistic Able to support the efforts of the team without demanding the limelight; a supportive team player.
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.
Very HighRegulatory Well disciplined, and follow standard operating protocol and traditional ways.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Margaret Thornburg:

  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Margaret Thornburg:

  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.

Robert Tresente

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.
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 Robert Tresente:

  • Use his own words to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • 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.
  • Provide options for Robert to express his opinions and make some of the decisions.
  • Provide immediate incentives for his willingness to help on the project. Ask for his opinions.
  • Be specific about what's needed to be done, and who is going to do it.
  • Ask 'what' oriented questions that close the issue or topics.
  • Be efficient: Hit the major points first.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Robert Tresente:

  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda. Let him lead the way to more social conversation.
  • Don't forget or lose things necessary for the meeting or project.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Avoid leaving loopholes or vague issues hanging in the air.
  • Don't 'dream' too much with him or you'll lose time.

Stacy Carmichael

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

Things to do to effectively communicate with Stacy Carmichael:

  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Stacy Carmichael:

  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.

Sue Hansen

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.
AverageEconomic Able to perceive and create a balance between the need for economic return and other needs as well.
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.
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 Sue Hansen:

  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • 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.
  • Use the words of the discussion to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Sue Hansen:

  • Avoid being overly task oriented.
  • Don't be dogmatic or authoritarian.
  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't be aloof, cold, or seem disinterested.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.