Team Insights

Sample DISC Team Insights

Updated November 12, 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.

Anne Jean-Louis

DISC Style

Things to do to effectively communicate with Anne Jean-Louis:

  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Anne Jean-Louis:

  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.

John Appleseed

DISC Style

Things to do to effectively communicate with John Appleseed:

  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Do your homework because that will be critical to the success of the conversation or meeting.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • 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 John Appleseed:

  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process until you have buy-in.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected of either of you.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.

Julie Jacobs

DISC Style

Things to do to effectively communicate with Julie Jacobs:

  • Present your ideas and opinions in a nonthreatening way.
  • Take your time to be precise and thorough.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Assure others that there won't be unexpected surprises.
  • 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.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Julie Jacobs:

  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.

Renee Brown

DISC Style

Things to do to effectively communicate with Renee Brown:

  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Renee Brown:

  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • 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.

Steve Jackson

DISC Style

Things to do to effectively communicate with Steve Jackson:

  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Steve Jackson:

  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.

Trevor Lyons

DISC Style

Things to do to effectively communicate with Trevor Lyons:

  • Be casual and informal with gestures and body language.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Observe for possible areas of disagreement as they may not verbalize them.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Ask 'how' oriented questions to draw out opinions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Trevor Lyons:

  • Don't patronize or demean others by using incentives or subtlety.
  • Don't make decisions for others.
  • 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 manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.