What is Extended DISC®?
Extended DISC® is a psychometric and workplace assessment tool designed to help individuals, teams and organisations to become more successful. Extended DISC® provides easy to use information on how to modify human behaviour. Extended DISC® supports individuals and businesses to improve relationships, communication and key aspects of business such as Leadership and Management.
Extended DISC® assessments are based on concepts of human behaviour from well renowned psychologists and behavioural theorists. Today Extended DISC® assessments are part of the daily management system of thousands of organisations all around the world, with over one million assessments completed annually.
The Extended DISC® Assessment Suite is based on a psychological theory developed in the 1920’s. Carl G. Jung, a well renowned Swiss psychiatrist, created the foundations of the theory in his book, The Psychological Types. His ideas were based on a two behavioural axis chart:
This formed the foundation of the four quadrant model.
Why Extended DISC®?
Extended DISC® unveils a persons possibilities to develop in directions that were previously difficult to access.
It does not classify people into good or bad. Extended DISC® Theory illustrates the person’s natural behavioural style or response mode in different situations. The theory equips you with a better understanding of your own and others’ behaviour, which means you learn how to adjust your behaviour in order to be even more effective in any situation, avoiding unnecessary problems in communication and lastly to point your life onto a better suited, more enjoyable and successful path.
EDISC produces a conscious profile and unconscious profile. Your conscious profile is your non natural adapted way of surviving and thriving in your current situation, whether it be at work or in life. In other
words how you think you need to change to cope with your current environment. Your unconscious profile shows your natural energy style, which is how you naturally present to your world when you do not feel the need to change or adapt.
Where is EDISC of Benefit?
- Capture an image of your current business culture
- Highlight areas of strength and development areas
- Highlight employee motivator and demotivators
- Managing Disputes in the Workplace
- Develop the skills you need to become an inspiring leader
- drive results and enhance organisational performance
- improve interactions with others
- motivate team members
- cultivate effective working relationships
- build a balanced team
- Build individuals self-awareness
- Enhance workplace relationships
- Identify most effective means of communication within the team
- Understand how best to negotiate with individuals
- Learn more about team members. Including their strengths, development areas, how they are motivated,
- Foster productivity, and job satisfaction
- Take the guess work out of recruitment and reduce the cost associated with a poor hire
- Predict how your new hire will fit into the role and select the ideal candidate
- Enhance communication skills and cultivate great relationships
- Go further in your Career
- Increase Self-Awareness
- Effectively manage your emotions
- Identify Strengths and Development areas
- Increase Self-Awareness
- Enhance communication skills
- Gain deep understanding of your partners emotions, triggers, behavioural and communication style
- Identify growth areas.
How does EDISC compare to MBTI (Myer Briggs)?
EDISC is a behavioural profiling tool, MBTI is a personality profiling tool. Personality profiling tools pigeon hole people and limit their performance impact. Behavioural profiling tools show you how to embrace the previously unknown and instantly improve your performance impact. Whether it be business or personal. For example, Jack’s personality profile says he can do big picture but struggles with detail. In this case when it comes to detail he will not take responsibility because his profile says he can’t. However if Jack had a behavioural profile with the same pattern, his report would show him how he can effectively do detail. Generally, most personality profile tools show you what you are. Behavioural profiles
show you how to significantly improve your performance, in business or life.