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Using DISC Profile at Work

Using DISC Profile at Work

Using DISC Profile at Work When over 2 million people are using DISC profiles every year, there must be something special about it. DISC personality test analyzes a person's behavioral style, but more importantly, it predicts the synergy and communication of a team. Thus, it is used by several companies to up their business game.  The advantages of using DISC profiles in the workplace are immense, and that's why it has become an accepted behavior assessment tool. Let's discuss some benefits the DISC model offers.  Benefits of DISC Profiles 1.      Building Harmonious Teams One of the foremost advantages of using DISC profiles is that it helps you to figure which employees will work well together, allowing you to build cohesive teams. DISC profiling enables you to know the personality types of team members, foresee their collaboration, and find any lacking. Having diverse personality profiles in a team makes them more adaptable, productive, and smart. I-Styles bring creativity to your team, while D’s seek results. C-Styles want to learn about the tiniest detail, and S-Styles understand and help others. So, you can use the DISC profile to understand the personality types and team-up your employees effectively. Not only in building, but DISC also helps in team development.  By conducting DISC personality assessments, you can also figure out the leadership preferences of any working group. 2.      Better Recruitment The DISC personality profile test is mostly used by HR managers to recruit compatible people. Using the DISC profile reports, you can assess the interpersonal skills of job applicants. The DISC assessment model also helps you to judge whether a person will be a good fit for your team. For instance, if your team lacks creativity, you need to recruit somebody with a person having high influence style in his profile. You can find out if the person's nature resonates with that of the job. To fill the position of a data analyst, you will need a person having a strong C-Style in their personality profile report. Creating DISC reports of job candidates may take some time, but the results are worth it. 3.      Effective Communication Good communication in the workplace is the key to an organisation's success. People have different interpersonal skills. But, by looking at the DISC personality report, you can learn about a person's communication and management style. Evaluating the personality profiles of team members can help you predict and reduce the communication gaps. So, the approach of using DISC profiling to improve communication in your company is always a smart one. Not only with colleagues, but DISC training also helps you to communicate effectively with your customers by understanding their behavior. People in the sales, marketing, and customer support departments can use the DISC model to their advantage. 4.      Frictionless Working Relations The relations between employees affect productivity, project results, and performance of any organisation.If a conflict arises between two people, then it affects the entire team. It is, therefore, necessary to create a warm, harmonious working environment. The best way to do so is to conduct DISC personality assessments of your workers. By doing this, you can make compatible people work together and prevent personality clashes that harm your company's operation. Some personality profiles work well with each other, while others don’t.It is essential to figure out whether the people who are working in a team complement one another. All this can help you to improve your team results in a short time.   5.      Leadership Skills DISC personality profiling and training can assist you in becoming a better leader as it enables you to understand human behavioral styles. It tells team leaders the motivations, fears, preferences, and personalities of your subordinates so you can manage them more efficiently. Apart from its deficiencies, you can also know how your team members like to be led. This improves the team management skills of leaders. Team leaders use it to understand the behavior types of their team members. By understanding your DISC profile report, you can spot your weakness and overcome them to enhance your leadership and personal skills. 6.      Personal Development Whether you're starting your career or have enjoyed countless accomplishments, learning your personality type takes you one step ahead of the rest. DISC personality assessments can help you know about yourself and the roles you fit in best. Once you've understood your behavioral style, it becomes easier to grow as an individual within an organisation and thrive in your career. So, DISC assessment report can be a great personal development tool. Summing it up, the DISC personality assessment is immensely beneficial for any organisation. This profiling model has helped thousands of companies to grow and set new highs in a span of a short time. So, schedule your DISC personality profile test and training with Marc Prager Conseil and be the next to progress. Marston’s research has shown the benefits of behavioral approaches. Communication oriented on the work of Marston will help you improve various work situations. We would be glad to provide you online debriefing to learn more about the disc. MARC PRAGER Intercultural management consulting and Coaching Marc Prager is an International Executive Coach & Trainer in Intercultural Management. It is through understanding cultural differences that the group enriches each other. 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How to use the DISC method to lead a training session for 160 people?

How to use the DISC method to lead a training session for 160 people?

How to use the DISC method to lead a training session for 160 people? What is the DISC method? It is a method that allows you to develop self-knowledge. Some also refer to the DISC test in the sense of a personality test. It's the same concept. It will give you the opportunity to: 1/to know you2/understand the people in your environment3/ communicate better with its environment. The method assigns a personality profile to each person. We want to remember that each person is unique. This is reflected in his profile. The publishers who offer the most sophisticated online profiles give each one a suitable profile and a natural profile. We will come back to this definition a little later. What are the applications of DISC? The applications are as follows you can with the DISC: Optimize your management style.Better manage the work of your employees.Identify and anticipate stress in your team.Strengthen group cohesion.Structuring business developmentWhat is the size of the groups you lead? There are groups of all sizes: The method is used for individual support. This is one of my most requested coaching tools. Typically, training groups are 12 to 15 people. The DISC can of course be used during online or face-to-face training. Sometimes we are more numerous: from 25 to 30. Exceptionally, at the start of the year, we held a workshop on method-based communication. We were 160! Technically it was possible to be more numerous. If the conference room allows it, we could be 250. The DISC method in conference The specifications were as follows: the client wanted to organize a business seminar, the first day of which focused on the theme of communication. The idea for using the tool was brought to me by the client. A few months earlier, we had done a first session with the color method. The participants were fully satisfied. Some elements of the specifications with the DISC: The entire management of approximately 160 people attended the conference. The animation of the day must be in English. Many participants come from five continents It is desirable to organize sub-groups of 20 to 25 people. It will therefore be necessary to mobilize 6-7 consultants. some are consultants that we have selected. Others are volunteers who have an appetite for leading groups. They already know the DISC method. We offered them specific training on DISC for the facilitation of this day. This offers two advantages to customers. First, reduce costs. Then keep some of the DISC know-how internally after the conference. How is the DISC day / conference organized? Start: a plenary session of 160. Participants listen to the presentation of Marston's theoretical model. We succeed in an amphitheater. Coffee break: the participants discuss their first impressions. I can see the enthusiasm on the faces. Distribution into training sub-groups: the objective is to allow managers and leaders to meet in a new setting. Some know each other by e-mail or videoconference. This is the opportunity to discover yourself "for real". Lunch: it's a buffet. The aim is to start using this approach in informal communication. Distribution into training sub-groups: the objective differs from that of the morning. It is about reconstituting the natural teams in order to discuss specific themes. The working groups are intentionally modified. The different themes revolve around the theme "how to work more effectively together". Thus the financial director finds his accountants, treasury and management control managers. As well as specialists in each field. They will be able to look at the various difficulties encountered during daily operational life from a new angle. They are now equipped to understand how to optimize their mode of operation. The same goes for the HRD and operational departments. Plenary session: the intention of this last part is to provide a summary of the day. We limit the duration to one hour. Also recall all the elements of the model. Make sure participants are familiar with the tool. We organize a quiz for all participants for this purpose. What are the main profiles encountered? The DISC still called Marston's color test describes four main colors. In training, they correspond to four different profiles. The dominant style. This profile is characterized as follows: it is direct and goes straight to the point. This person can sometimes be perceived as aggressive by those around him. She particularly appreciates challenges. She is generally ambitious. His behavior is sometimes described as impulsive. The dominant is represented by the color red. The conformity style or even conscientious. It is characterized by an analytical approach. He likes numbers and facts. Quite formal, even distant and cold, according to some. In English, we talk about compliance. Compliance is represented by the color blue. The influential style. In English, we speak of influence or indulgence. He is naturally jovial and optimistic. Relationships are easy. He may seem a little disorganized to some. The influent is represented by the color yellow. The stable style or stability. These people love harmony above all else. She hates conflict. These are the participants you hear the least in a meeting. But they don't think so less. They take the time to think before they act. Don't think he's slower than the rest. They take special care in the relationship. They are generally very patient and sometimes reluctant to change. The stable profile is represented by the color green. Can we use the DISC method to understand our interlocutor and customers in general? Absolutely, the analysis applies to all styles of behavior. Even if that was not the objective, because the most classic situations encountered by the participants were management situations, and relations between the members of the group. The DISC profile can be applied very well to business development in general and to sales more specifically. It even has a particularly interesting application in business training. The DISC method allows in particular a segmentation and a detailed analysis of customer behavior. One of the strengths of this tool is that it can be adapted to different levels of management. The board of directors, directors, sales managers, and even salespeople. Some definitions and details on the DISC. DISC tool: It supports the manager in the management of their team. DISC method: refers to the way in which DISC is used in management training or in company communication. DISC Methodology: synonymous with the DISC method. DISC certification: it is an accreditation for the use of the method which attests to the ability of the certified to handle the concepts under conditions satisfactory to the client. DISC test: That's a very common expression to me. We remind you that DISC is not a test. So this is also a misnomer. Just like the personality tests. Indeed, a test would indicate that one can be right or wrong. This is not the case with DISC which determines behavior. Color test: synonymous with the DISC test. Marston: by his full name William Moulton Marston. He designed the theoretical framework of DISC. The result of his work on the DISC is a book entitled "The Emotions of Normal People" published in 1928. DISC model: here we are talking about the scientific dimension of this method. There was indeed an important conceptual framework followed by empirical studies to validate the results. The first works date from the last century. Marston test: equivalent to the color test or the DISC test. Red: Refers to one of the behaviors of a person with a direct and assertive character. What is the best profile to have? There are no good guys with bad profiles. Each person is unique. Thus the influential or dominant style each have different characteristics with strengths and weaknesses. Don't try to become another profile. Start by discovering the characteristics of yours. Look at the wealth you have! Use it to develop your own management style. You can also put it into practice to support your employees. This is how to face the world of tomorrow with quality communication. What is the difference between adapted profile and natural profile? The natural style is revealed in familiar situations. It varies little over the course of your life. This is kind of your "real" profile. The right style is the behavior you need to adapt to a particular situation. A communication in public, a professional meeting in which you want to impact your interlocutor. Your adapted profile will evolve throughout your life. MARC PRAGER Intercultural management consulting and Coaching Marc Prager is an International Executive Coach & Trainer in Intercultural Management. 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The 7 benefits of Executive Coaching in a company: the keys to team development

The 7 benefits of Executive Coaching in a company: the keys to team development

The seven benefits of Executive Coaching in a company: the keys to team development The leader is alone, often very alone. In 2013, Stanford University published a study on executive coaching, stating that "nearly two-thirds of CEOs don't get outside leadership advice" but "nearly all want it" . Since then, the demand for executive coaching in Geneva has only grown. Due to the increase in demand, an explosion of coaches and businesses has taken place. While not bad news in and of itself, this increase in coaching opportunities has made it difficult for many executives who are coaching for the first time to identify the differentiators between coaches. At Cadran, we understand the pressure of choosing an individual coach and we want to help you make the best decision for yourself, for your business project, or for a member of your team. 1 Why executive coaching? It provides leaders with a space between two people, the facilitator and their client, to help them navigate the dynamics and multi-faceted demands of professional leadership. Here are some types of coaching that an executive could take to develop their leadership and communication skills. Assimilation coaching for leaders in transition to a new organization Career development coaching for leaders who adapt to new responsibilities with their basic skills and abilities in a new transversal role Succession plan to help executives define the desired results and the timetable for an important transition in the life of the company Even if specific circumstances do not seem to justify support, any manager can benefit from the point of view of someone outside their board of directors or their management team. As Stephen Miles, CEO of the Miles Group, says, "Even the best CEOs have their weak points and can significantly improve their performance with good outside help." 2 What prevents management from finding a coach? Even though almost all CEOs want support, why are so many not? We asked one of our clients to give us his opinion: Some leaders feel they should have "all the answers" already. They may also feel that asking for help is a sign of weakness. Manager development programs are favorably impacted by management training and the development of the leader's personality. I recently learned that asking for help and advice is a sign of strength and a trait of a great leader. "So it is a good business strategy. A successful leader knows his limits and reacts to the possibility of developing and thriving with supportive solutions to advance his capacities, build a project and generate solid results. We provide our leaders with learning and development measures for all phases of their careers, coordinating global, regional and local opportunities. These measures aim to strengthen the skills of our leaders and give them the opportunity to network and learn from each other. Support for executives is not reserved for top management. While studies have shown that professional development has a positive impact on performance from all points of view, the most significant improvements are found at all levels of management. But how do you choose a business coach? More importantly, how do you find one that will give you the best return on your time and financial investment? 3 What are my goals for business coaching? The goal of business coaching is to help you set clear and measurable short and long term goals. That doesn't mean you can shift setting your goals for the whole experience until you've hired a coach. You want a training program that allows you to do the following work: Make a transition to a new role, manage a business project Discover his personality in more depth Are you looking to change your leadership style Encourage greater collaboration in your teams By setting your goals, you are accomplishing two things simultaneously. First, you define what success will look like. Then, and perhaps most important, you define the type of executive coach that's right for your situation. If you want to take on more responsibility in the business with as little disruption as possible, you will choose a coach specializing in change management. If your goal is the personal development of a leader, you will turn to coaches specializing in self-awareness. 4 What are the coach's references? The truth is, anyone can call themselves a leader coach. This title is not reserved for professionals who follow training courses accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). However, this certification gives you insight into the backgrounds of potential coaches. Associated with convincing results, it guarantees that the coach masters several coaching methods which can be adapted to your specific needs. Since there is no one-size-fits-all method for success, having more than one tool increases the likelihood of getting a positive result. Team training is a different job. In Switzerland, Germany and other European countries, we also speak of change support as a synonym of executive coaching. 5 How to choose the expert best suited to your change problem? The ICF's 2016 Global Coaching Study found that executive coaches are split between those under 50 and over 50. However, the profile of those looking for executive coaches tends towards younger ages. Almost half of the people who have hired a coach are under 45. In other words, age doesn't necessarily matter when looking for a level coach. What matters is that the coach has proven himself. A customer experience, the ability to fully understand business in Switzerland and internationally is certainly a plus. I would add that the location of the coach is of little importance. This one can be based in Paris, Zurich, Geneva, whatever. It is rarely the customer who comes. What is essential is that it provides individual training and offers tailored services to customers who have just chosen it. Remember to ask for referrals from any potential providers and, most importantly, to make phone calls. Discuss the process of coaching, how the client handled failure, how they defined success. A good coach does personal work and has a place of supervision. It is a space in which he continues his "education" as a coach. 6 Is executive coaching well suited to the client's culture? Your executive coach should also be suited to the culture of your organization. Engaging in business coaching outside of the organizational culture will be relatively effective. Unfortunately, many people confuse "personal chemistry" with cultural fit. "Culture is the most important thing you will do as a leader ... Creating culture is not magic, it is an essential leadership skill that you and your people can learn." "The Culture Code", Dan Coyle So how do you know if someone will help you achieve your goals for your organization at that time? Here are some questions you should ask yourself that will help you in the decision-making process. In any case, do not hesitate to meet several coaches. Three would be the ideal number. You will then be able to evaluate the support programs that each offers. Successful coaching experiences are based on listening. Is the coach or company actively listening and asking relevant questions about your goals or focusing on the presentation they have prepared? Does it give you insight into the key points of your organizational culture when you first meet? Is it correct in their assessment? 7 How long does executive coaching last for a manager? This is very variable. Sometimes 3-4 sessions are sufficient to set up a solution to a specific difficulty. In addition, some coaches offer offers over ten sessions. Try ! Everyone has their own strategy. There's no need to commit to more. Key executives, managers and high potential executives are very busy. Success should never depend on the presence of the coach, but rather on the client's ability to put into practice the skills that the coach has revealed in them. Questions and answers for professionals: Q: if I want to train for executive coaching, where do I go? A: in Geneva, in French-speaking Switzerland, there is a very good institute, IDC coaching, which provides training to the public in French and English. Regarding the level of performance of training coaching institutes, it is important that the latter certify that a number of courses are carried out by a Master coach. MARC PRAGER Intercultural management consulting and Coaching Marc Prager is an International Executive Coach & Trainer in Intercultural Management. It is through understanding cultural differences that the group enriches each other. A company is a living ecosystem in which the players need a benevolent environment to develop excellence. My latest articles More about

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