Unfortunately, workplace violence is too often in the headlines these days. The ugliest behavior is often triggered by emotions that are difficult to understand. And the impact can leave an entire organization wondering how to spot changes in behavior that could threaten the safety of its members and take a proactive approach.
It Starts With Understanding Emotions
The DiSC® Model of Behavior was first introduced by William Moulton Marston, a physiological psychologist with a Ph.D. from Harvard. In 1928, he explained in his book, Emotions of Normal People, his theory on how normal human emotions lead to behavioral differences among groups of people and how a person’s behavior might change over time.
His work focused on directly observable and measurable psychological phenomena. He hoped to use practical explanations to help people better understand and manage their experiences and relationships.
Marston offered that the human behavioral expression of emotions could be categorized into four primary types which he labeled as:
- Dominance (D)
- Inducement (I)
- Submission (S)
- Compliance (C)
Walter V. Clarke, an industrial psychologist, was the first person to build an assessment instrument (personality profile test) using Marston’s theories. Ten years later, he developed a ‘checklist of adjectives’ that people could mark off, indicating what they believed to be true about themselves.
In the 1970s, John Geier, Ph.D., created the original Personal Profile System® (PPS). Promoted as using Self Discription, this tool built on the understanding of the 15 basic patterns previously discovered by Clarke, and would eventually become today’s assessment tool known as Everything DiSC®.
Conflict is inevitable in the workplace. Instead of focusing on a step-by-step process for conflict resolution, Everything DiSC® assessments can help to develop profiles that:
- Improve self-awareness
- Discover reasons behind destructive responses
- Curb destructive behaviors so that conflict can become more productive
- Ultimately improve workplace results and relationships
Understanding You Can Change
No matter your position in the workplace, you can gain valuable insight about how you respond to conflict and the responses of others with Everything DiSC®. And you can change how you respond, inspiring others to change and improve upon their own behaviors as well.
- Use DiSC® to improve employee performance and productivity.
- DiSCover why behavioral training leads to performance improvement.
- Help individuals and organizations apply the DiSC® model to meet objectives.
- Utilize the DiSC® tools to conduct professional training sessions.
- Explore the destructive and productive conflict behaviors typical of each DiSC® style.
- Better manage your emotions and responses in any situation.
- Use communication strategies for engaging in productive conflict in the workplace.
Understanding The Benefits Of Training
“Realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold.” -William Moulton Marston
Most of us can agree with Marston’s advice. Until you really know what you want – you can’t really determine how to get it. This can lead to frustration. And frustration often produces bad behavior.
Most people sincerely want to:
- Be respected.
- Make a difference.
- Accomplish goals and realize dreams.
The beauty of Everything DiSC® training is that it provides easy to use tools (resulting from years of research) to successfully help individuals to understand just how their emotions impact their ability to get what they want – personally and professionally.
The Everything DiSC® assessment is included in The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ profile to help teams understand how emotions impact the workplace and how to apply The Five Behaviors™ model of Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results to their work culture.
Take a proactive approach to changing the workplace environment you’re currently in. Respect yourself enough to CLICK HERE and get the training that makes all the difference in accomplishing your goals and dreams.