(y’know – like the 80s song?)
Ever wondered what your friends and colleagues see and hear when you’re working together on something? Sometimes it’s hard to understand your own behaviours, never mind anyone else’s, so to give us a helping hand we all completed the DiSC Workplace Behavioural questionnaire.
The email arrived on a rainy afternoon in late November. We were provided with a link to a questionnaire which lots of us eagerly jumped on, hoping that we would get an instant answer, an extensive list explaining what and why we think our everyday thoughts…
We clicked “submit” and no answers came. They were sent away to a team of experts who would, in time, provide us with a personalised profile to help us appreciate each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
There are four categories, each with three sub-categories. And everyone is plotted on a handy, colourful circle. The closer to the centre of the circle, the more qualities from other sections you adopt, the closer to the outside, the “truer” you are to your type. So here’s Whitewall…
We’re not going to give you all the answers… but here were just a few of our observations:
- There was one person who fell slap bang in the middle of Dominance. We think you may be able to guess who…
- The people with the heartiest laughs fell under Influence – right next to the quality “enthusiasm”.
- 70% of the digital team fell under Conscientious – we knew all those stats would pay off one day…
- And we were not at all surprised to find out that Steadiness types had the best celebrities in their camp. (We adore Michelle Obama!)
And of course we took great joy in matching team members to their celebrity counterparts…
D is for Dominance
I is for Influence
S is for Steadiness
And C is for Conscientiousness
As hilarious as this was, we already see the benefits of our profiles. They simply outline how we prefer to operate in the workplace. It’s helped us better understand each other, communicate clearly to all, and appreciate other members of the team who may work differently to us. Verdict? It’s a win for Whitewall!