Help Your Remote Online Teams Work Better Together
With an unprecedented number of employees working remotely due to countries on lock down around the world, it is possible to be a successful manager from a distance.
DISC assessments can help you effectively manage your teams, but they are particularly useful when you are setting up remote work teams. DISC assessments can reveal each individuals preferred and natural working and communication style.
Once you know if a particular team member is more people driven or project driven, you have some key insights into the actual type of support they will need and into the challenges that could deter them from successfully working from a remote location.
Work today is about relationships. Relationships between manager and employees, between staff and customers and among teammates. DISC can help us develop and maintain those relationships even when we seldom, or never, meet in person. Remote teams don’t get the chance now to huddle around the water cooler to connect and build trust.
The DISC assessment is a measurement of your behavioural tendencies – how you go about doing things. Understanding the differences between ourselves and others helps create understanding and connection.
Interested to find out more?.....Read on
Una McGoey, Anu Change, Licensed Trainer for DISC Personality Profiling has for many years used the DISC personality profiling system as an integral part of her work. Una uses DISC extensively with individuals and organizations, helping them recruit the right people the first time, replicate top performers within a team and motivate existing top performers.
DISC is based on four core personality groupings:
- Steady and
The D-Style: outgoing + task orientated
The I-style: outgoing + people orientated
The S-style: reserved + people orientated
The C-style: reserved + task orientated
Each one of us is unique. We may display a combination of one or more DISC styles preferences and may behave differently at home at work or in a variety of social situations however, there are core characteristics that remain consistent, especially when we are under some pressure.
Example of how DISC can be used within teams:
Focus on communicating with your team members in a way that reflects their personal preferences.
• Are they results-orientated? Give them a target and reward them with status. Tell them: I know you will deliver.
• Are they friendly and outgoing? They will be motivated by praise and appreciation. Say: I really appreciate all you have done to make this happen.
• Are they methodical? Make sure there is a clear process in place for them to follow. Ask them: What support do you need?
• Are they detail-orientated? Give them facts and figures to help them plan and complete their task. Ask them: Do the figures stack up?
Those who work together effectively, learn to understand each other. By understanding where potential tension points are it becomes possible to anticipate and manage situations and team dynamics more effectively. By helping everyone to appreciate and respect each other’s differences, you will build a team that delivers results.
With DISC you have the keys to unlock the people puzzle. It’s true that people are different but as you understand DISC you will find that people are predictably different.