How do I effectively manage the diverse styles within my team?
To answer that question, you must first determine each team member’s style.
Here’s a quick lesson on how to people read. Think about the person’s behaviors – their tendencies, tone of voice, expressions, word choice – and respond to these two questions.
- Question 1: What’s the person’s pace? Is the person more fast-paced & outspoken or more moderate pace & reflective?
- Question 2: How “agreeable” is the person? Is the person more questioning & skeptical or are they more warm and accepting?
Combine the answers to those 2 questions (see model below) to determine the individual’s DiSC tendencies.
Once you have determined their style, you can use the tips below to guide you to communicate more effectively with them.