Putting DISC Profile to Use in Your Team

Vikas Joshi
February 20, 2014

Managers often struggle in coping with the different working styles of different team members. One common error for a manager in dealing with a team member is to think - why can't this team member behave more like me? The answer lies in the different behavioral tendencies people have. The DISC profile is a great tool for understanding the behavioral tendencies of a person.


Dominance. People with a high D score are known to be result-oriented. You can count on them to get things done. They may come across as being rough around the edges, but they won't mind straight talk from you.

Influence. People with a high I score are friendly, talkative, and full of enthusiasm for new ideas. They will get started with things in no time, but don't count on them completing everything they start. They are prone to exaggerating, and easily over-estimate themselves and others.

Steadiness. People with a high S score provide the glue that holds the team together. You can count on them to tell you how everyone on the team feels. They may come across as being resistant to change. They will want to make sure everyone is on board with a new idea before jumping into it.

Conscientiousness. People with a high C score are perfectionists. You can count on them for producing quality work, and getting it right the first time, always. They are very focused on the the task at hand, and may appear reserved. They won't interrupt when you talk.

Are you curious to know what your DISC profile looks like? There are several free tests available online that only take a few minutes, and you will get your full profile! Click this link to take yours now.