Extended DISC Profiling
Have you ever wondered:
- What makes people tick?
- Why we behave the way we do?
- Why some people get along with everyone and others no-one at all?
- Why some people can make decisions on the fly while others need to mull it over?
- What makes some people big picture thinkers and others detail oriented?
- Why it's so easy to spend time doing some things but other activities quickly drain you?
All of these questions and many more can be answered through the Extended DISC® behavioural profiling tool. Extended DISC® is based on the DISC theory developed by psychologist (and inventor of Wonder Woman!) William Moulton Marston and introduced in his book Emotions of Normal People, almost a century ago.
This theory was based on early work by Carl Jung and places the expression of human emotion into four behaviour types: Dominant, Influence, Stability and Compliance. The DISC assessment was later developed by psychologist Walter Clarke and has since been used by more than 50 million people worldwide. In 1994 Jukka Sappinen took DISC to the next level and developed the Extended DISC® system we use today.
Extended DISC® can be profoundly useful in both personal and business settings. From understanding why a relationship may be tense, to hiring staff who will fit perfectly into a team, there are myriad applications. Unlike a personality test the E-DISC profile addresses energy and behaviour styles which can be changed or adapted with awareness and conscious effort.
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Extended DISC Profiling in the Workplace
Our E-DISC profiling tool can be extremely useful for leaders and teams. It can easily identify how people are naturally inclined, allowing you to improve performance and productivity, communication and teamwork by capitalising on the natural strengths of yourself and your team members. It is a great first step in expanding awareness and understanding in the workplace.
When you know how best to develop and motivate your employees, team dynamics improve and turnover is greatly reduced, saving your business valuable time and money.
With a comprehensive report and unpack session you won't be left wondering what any of it means, and you'll walk away with a concrete action plan to maximise your learning.
Wow, the EDISC unpack was quite remarkable. I now have a wealth of new information about myself and how I contribute to my team. I realise there are some areas I need to work on in order to be more effective but after our discussion I feel more confident in doing that work. Thank you!
While an individual profile is an extremely powerful tool for personal development, the capacity to use E-DISC for team development is where it really comes into its own. Team assessments combine the individual profiles of team members into a single comprehensive report which helps to identify team dynamics, pinpoint gaps and development areas within the team, and compare communication styles.
Team reports show both the natural and real time/adapted profiles of each member as well as an overview of how the different behavioural styles exist across the team. This can help to quickly identify what areas the team may need assistance to develop and where they truly excel. This knowledge alone can improve employee engagement levels, however learning more about colleagues unique wiring and providing feedback on individual strengths in an E-DISC Team Session, is even more powerful in achieving this goal.
Thank you for the insight into the gaps in our team. Knowing that we were low in I energy on the team meant that we could look out for those qualities during the recruitment process. We're really pleased with our newest hire who seems to fill the gap perfectly.
I really enjoyed the team EDISC session - it gave me some great tools to consider when communicating with the other members of my team as well as feedback on areas for personal professional improvement. I always come away from Jen's sessions feeling positive.
Extended DISC Profiling at Home
If you’ve been curious about uncovering your true strengths and identifying your growth areas, an Extended DISC® profile is for you. Armed with the knowledge about what really lights you up versus what saps your energy, you can create strategies that allow you to reach your potential, improve your behavioural flexibility and relate better to others. You can also use your results to understand why you may or may not find your current role engaging or enjoyable, and make adjustments as needed.
If you aren't getting the results you want in any area of your life, the insight provided by an E-DISC will be invaluable in building your awareness and finding the way forward.
Do you sometimes feel like your partner is from a different planet? John Gray asserted that perhaps men are from Mars and women are from Venus, but in reality every person, male or female, has their own energy combination including masculine and feminine energies. Conflict can arise when we don’t understand our partner’s wiring and expect it to be the same as our own.
Extended DISC® can help couples to accept and appreciate each others strengths and challenges, allowing for more compassion and understanding to enter the relationship. If you want to improve your marriage or relationship Extended DISC® can be a game changer.
The E-DISC process is straightforward and simple.
1. Request a profile
The first step is requesting your E-DISC Profile. Depending on your arrangement you may pay the fee upfront or on invoice.
2. Receive Instructions
We send all of the relevant information to you in an email. This includes full instructions on where and how to take the questionnaire as well as your unique access code.
3. Take questionnaire
You take the online questionnaire which will take around 8-10 minutes to complete. You should eliminate any distractions prior to taking the assessment.
4. 90 minute unpack
We arrange a time to go through your report and make sure you fully understand what it all means and how you can apply it to your current situation. There will be plenty of time to ask questions!
5. receive report
Having completed the unpack session, you will receive your report to keep. Generally we won't provide this prior to a session to avoid confusion and overwhelm.
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