Tips for Having an Engaging DiSC Debrief Conversation
- You read through report (focus on pages 1 – 6) Highlight items you find stand out and will be important to discuss based upon your knowledge of the person, and their role.
- Ask the participant to prepare for the conversation by reading and highlighting – what stands out to them – what they relate to, agree with, disagree with, have questions on, etc.
Open the Conversation
- What did you think of the assessment?
- Did you find it “fit” for you?
- What parts did you relate to the most?
- Share the background of DiSC. What is DiSC?
- State objective of the conversation; what you want them to take away from the conversation.
Dig Into the Details
Page 3 map: tells style and inclination/intensity
- So from what you read and understood – your style is ___, and you have a ______ intensity?
- Discuss intensity/inclination briefly
Page 4: tells quite a bit about your style.
- What stood out in what you read?
- Move through different points asking:
- How do you think that impacts others that you work with/lead?
- How well do you think that fits with the environment/culture here?
- Here are a couple of things I noted that I think are worth considering….what do you think?
- I think the impact of this could be….
Page 5 map: tells comfort zone & priorities
- The shading represents your comfort zone – Can you see how some of these areas are more “comfortable” for you than others? Any examples? Here’s an example I thought of for you….what do you think?
- If person pushes back at all….note: it doesn’t mean these other things are not important to you – or that you can’t do them – likely they just require more energy.
Page 6: tells about motivators and stressors
- Ask the person to read through the list and check the items they find particularly motivating – and then to do the same with stressors.
- Question: Are you getting enough motivators in your work? Remember to work on keeping more motivators in your work. How can you increase?
- Question: What is a stressor you identified? Is there a current situation or task that connects to that? How are you managing the stress?
Closing the Conversation
- Depending on time, highlight the rest of the report and how to use it.
- Last area to discuss or point out: think of someone, and their style, and review tips on how to adapt.