Who created the DiSC® Assessment?
Over the last 30+ years the DiSC® model has helped over 46 million people in 71 countries translated into 30 languages. The DiSC® concept was originally created by Dr. William Marston, Harvard University, and researched and updated by Dr. John Geier at the University of Minnesota. Inscape Publishing Company, has been purchased by Wiley Publishing.
How can DiSC® training help me and my business?
The basis of DiSC® training is to help individuals understand their own behavioral styles, so they have the ability to adapt their communication style to meet the needs of others. Once people learn how to communicate more productively there is in immediate benefit of better understanding, improved teamwork and increased performance. DiSC® behavioral training works well with most segments of an organization, but is particularly well suited for sales, management, leadership training, and HR Coaching.
Are people expected to change their behavior?
Participants in the DiSC® program focus on understanding their strengths and potential limitations, rather than changing their individual behaviors. The focus is on learning how best to adapt their individual behavioral style to make themselves a more effective communicator. Rather than an expectation, people have a desire to change after they have a better understanding of themselves and others.
How does Wiley DiSC® model differ from others?
The Wiley DiSC® model has research and validity to support its results. It stresses that there is no “right” behavior, and participants may learn that they use all four dimensions in varying degrees. The DiSC® training helps participants adapt their communication style to best use the dominant behavioral tendencies they discovered with the DiSC® Program.
What are the legal ramifications if I use DiSC® for applicant screening or hiring purposes?
Wiley does not authorize the sale of its products for use as tools to predict success in employment or in particular job classifications. Employment practices are subject to laws that vary in different locations, and are likely to change from time to time. Wiley encourages its customers to seek legal advice if questions exist about employment practices and procedures.
There seem to be so many DiSC® products. What DiSC® products do you recommend?
In addition to a one day DiSC® training course offered by Beth Holiday, the following are additional materials that will enhance your DiSC® training experience: The newest “Everything Disc” solutions teach professionals to better connect with the people they work with in specific work applications.
Click here to get your additional DiSC® behavioral training questions answered.