Building a strong, cohesive team doesn’t have to be complicated, but it does take work, according to Patrick Lencioni, author of the bestselling book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.
As the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ describes, high-performing, effective teams are able to master the following behaviors:
- Building trust;
- Mastering conflict;
- Achieving commitment;
- Embracing accountability;
- Focusing on results.
With The Five Behaviors™ Powered by Everything Disc® individuals are able to assess their personality profiles based on four key styles: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Conscientiousness – and to gain an understanding of how personality styles impact their team’s functioning.
What Do the DiSC Styles Mean?
Individuals with a D (dominance) style are results-driven. They are motivated by accomplishments and success. They readily accept challenges and are generally autonomous in taking action.
You may recognize D style team members in your organization as those who are highly-driven, self-confident and direct. While they may be seen as lacking patience and empathy for others, they are generally goal oriented and results-focused.
i (influence) style individuals are optimistic and outgoing. They are experts at persuading others to get on board with an idea, plan or vision. Their trusting, warm nature naturally attracts others and wins their favor.
Social recognition and relationships highly motivate this style, which can be both a strength and a weakness. Areas in which i styles can improve are long-term focus and follow-through, as well as being more direct and candid in their communication.
S (steadiness) style members are all-around team players. They sincerely appreciate the contributions of others and are quick to collaborate and compromise in order to maintain stability. They are calm, patient and consistent.
However, loss of stability can derail them, as they are often slower to adapt, especially when expectations and priorities are not crystal clear. However, their fierce loyalty and desire to help others make them core to any team.
Finally, C stands for conscientiousness. Those members with this style are driven by quality and accuracy. They are experts at analysis and are systematic and careful in all they do.
However, people with a C style may fear criticism and want to avoid being wrong. Often they dislike socializing, especially with those they do not know well.
Success With The Five Behaviors™ Powered by Everything DiSC® Starts Here
Individuals get a full brief of their DiSC style, as well as a “Team Map” that indicates the style of each member. Perceptions of team functioning on each of the Five Behaviors is also included. The report offers guidance for how teams and individuals can master the Five Behaviors™ using an understanding of DiSC styles.
For example, a team member with an i style may find it easier to engage in behaviors that build trust. While someone with a D style will likely be able to engage in the debate and dialogue necessary for healthy conflict with greater ease.
Throughout the program, team members develop an understanding of their own and their teammates behavioral styles. They work on becoming a more cohesive, high-performing team that gets better results with less struggle and stress.
Finally, the team develops an action plan for moving forward that highlights team strengths, challenges and opportunities for improvement.
Who Is This For?
The Five Behaviors™ Powered by Everything DiSC® is for intact teams who are making conscious efforts towards becoming more cohesive and effective.
Ideal team size is typically 3-12 individuals who work together on a regular basis and are aligned towards mutual goals and responsibilities.
If you think The Five Behaviors™ Powered by Everything DiSC® could benefit your team, let’s schedule a time to talk.
Ask me how we can get your team started to achieve better results, enhance commitment and reduce conflict.
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