Why do Companies Utilize DiSC®, and how do Organizations and Employees Benefit?
A common statement I hear from mid and senior-level leaders during or after a change initiative is, “This change was harder than I thought it would be.” They often refer to the complex task of motivating and inspiring teams of people to behave in new ways as a pivotal moment in their careers.
Just as a pilot’s role is to guide the plane safely to its destination, a leader in change management should ensure a smooth transition for the team and organization. However, suppose the leader misinterprets or ignores the needs and concerns of the people. In that case, it is similar to a pilot misreading the instruments or flight plan and leading the plane astray. The result is confusion, frustration, and potential negative consequences, ultimately undermining the initiative’s success.
Change consultants are frequently called in when the project is off course, teams are frustrated, and the change initiative needs to get back on track.
To ensure a smooth flight from the project’s initiation to sustaining the change, the key is strong teams and trust. Google spent years studying effective teams, and their often-studied and quoted Project Aristotle found that trust mattered most. To build trust, it is important to communicate and listen to your teammates with authentic intentions to understand perspectives. If there is a lack of trust or open communication between team members, motivating people to change becomes more difficult.
Today, look around at your teams and their trust levels. Do your teams communicate well? Are they collaborating and working productively together? If your answer is no or sort of, Everything DiSC® on Catalyst™ may be the tool for you.
DiSC is an easily accessible communication framework that fosters trust within teams and organizations by promoting an understanding of different communication styles among employees. Utilizing the DiSC® assessment tool, employees gain insights into their own communication preferences and develop an appreciation for other communication styles. This process enhances team dynamics and establishes a higher level of trust among team members.
Everything DiSC® on Catalyst™ is an interactive team tool that takes team trust to a new level. Designed to support instructor-led facilitation or for individual exploration, Catalyst integrates DiSC into the flow of work, ensuring the learning is readily applied. It teaches the four pillars, Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness (DiSC®), through a digital format with dynamic and new ways to learn how to communicate more intentionally with each other. In the portal, teammates share a common language, strengthening communication and resulting in teams that are more productive.
If you are looking to engage every individual in building more effective relationships at work, especially when embarking upon a digital transformation journey, Everything DiSC® on Catalyst™ is a powerful tool that can unlock trust and create a solid ROI through early team engagement and foundation-building. Apps Associates has seen the power of DiSC® within their client’s Change Management engagements. We also have firsthand experience using Everything DiSC® on Catalyst™ to manage our own growth and helping to propel our sales teams to new heights. Learn more about how Apps Associates can help you utilize DiSC® in your next technology migration or implementation here or contact me directly at [email protected].