In order to start your DiSC Profile online test you will have the questions emailed to you together with an access code so that you can obtain your assessments. (There is also a paper version available).
When you receive the questions you need to understand that there are no “right” or “wrong” answers. Your answers will not affect your job status or prospects. The object is to enable you to understand yourself better – why you behave the way you do – and to understand those around you.
You learn about your strengths and weaknesses, your needs, tendencies, preferred environment and strategies for more effective behavior. Your profile report will also include information about the other types of personality which will give you greater understanding of work colleagues, customers, managers and any other people with whom you come into regular contact.
When you understand your own behavior and the behavior of your colleagues you can adapt when you need to in certain situations so that the overall outcome is enhanced for everyone. You might choose to alter your behavior in a given situation if you know that the other person or team members will react more positively if you do so.
Equally, your colleagues can adapt their behavior in order to accommodate your needs and preferences. The objective is to produce better results all round.
DiSC does not measure your mental health, aptitudes, values or intelligence. It measures your behavioral type and your personality. You might be a born leader or you might prefer others to lead while you are happy to take orders. You might prefer to work in a hectic environment or you could be happier in a calm one.
When you understand yourself – and when your colleagues and managers understand you better – your work situation can be altered so that you respond and give of your best.
For more information on how DiSC works or on Everything DiSC Workplace go to www.discprofilecanada.com.