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Is Everything Disc Everything They say It Is?

Are you at a loss for understanding why your coworker responds to you in the way she does? Not sure why you feel triggered every time your boss goes silent? Personal assessment tools are the key to self-discovery and understanding others. With over 40 years of research, Everything DiSC is the leader in personal assessment tests. Everything DiSC has a strong reputation for being scientific-based.  It has been well researched and validated (research report). DiSC uses the information obtained to help create cohesive work environments and helps us discover and understand ourselves, team members, colleagues and bosses, and even clients.

So Just How Does DiSC?

DiSC is a personal assessment tool that combines adaptive testing and algorithms to discover insights to ourselves and others. These insights lay the groundwork for understanding each other, ourself and eventually leading to changed behavior.

DiSC offers insight into our behavior and others. When we gain insight, we begin to have a better understanding and appreciation of those we work with. Understanding Disc styles help us to communicate more effectively in the workplace.

Everything Disc has four different identifying Disc styles: D-Dominance, i-Influence, S-Steadiness, and C-Conscientiousness. Disc isn’t a tool to judge or pigeon-hole someone but to come to a mutual understanding

What are the different DiSC styles?


Person places emphasis on accomplishing results, the bottom line, confidence


  • Sees the big picture
  • Can be blunt
  • Accepts challenges
  • Gets straight to the point


Person places emphasis on influencing or persuading others, openness, relationships


  • Shows enthusiasm
  • Is optimistic
  • Likes to collaborate
  • Dislikes being ignored


Person places emphasis on cooperation, sincerity, dependability


  • Doesn’t like to be rushed
  • Calm manner
  • Calm approach
  • Supportive actions


Person places emphasis on quality and accuracy, expertise, competency


  • Enjoys independence
  • Objective reasoning
  • Wants the details
  • Fears being wrong

What are the Results?

DiSC works because it’s easily understood and memorable. This isn’t a feel-good program that sends us back to our desks to forget about it in a few days. DiSC provides follow-up tools and information to extend our learning and awareness. Participants walk away with insight into our own preferences and tendencies, learn more about relating to others, and receive actionable strategies to help improve our interactions and ultimately, our performance.

Diversity in the workplace fosters innovation and productivity. DiSC celebrates our uniqueness. Each of the different profiles emphasis our differences, but seeks to show how we can work effectively together. Because DiSC isn’t limited to the respondent’s style, it’s not about individuals, It’s about relationships. It improves communication, feedback and provides clear strategies for building more effective relationships. Strategies are provided to help team members relate to each other and better understand each other’s stressors and motivators

Each organization has unique needs. DiSC provides versatile tailoring features that allow you to easily design a customized program that’s right for your organization. Some organizations have integrated it into their onboarding, team development, management training, sales training, and leadership development programs. Offering Everything DiSC displays your organization’s commitment to employees.

Become a Certified Facilitator in Everything DiSC Workplace®

Exciting news! APLS Group, in a partnership with Wiley, now offers a Live-Everything DiSC Workplace® Facilitator Certification program in Raleigh, North Carolina. “See below to register for the next workshop. The course is approved for 15 PCDs SHRM Credits. November 4 and 5 in Raleigh, NC. MORE Info

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