What is DISC Assessment?
DISC Assessment is an Internet-based, multiple-choice
assessment that is developed and validated
by Target Training Corporation. This Assessment
is based on the work of Dr. William Moulton
Marston, a Harvard professor who published
his influential book, "The Emotions of Normal
People" in 1928.
This Assessment, shows how an individual
works and interact with others in a working
situation. This self knowledge will shed
light on how one’s behavior might be perceived
by people from another culture and gives
strategies for improving intercultural management
and cross-cultural communication effectiveness.
From the 20-minute exercise, you will have
a report summarizing the results in relation
to four different categories of behavior:
- D, Dominance -
Some people are forceful, direct, results-oriented
- I, Influence -
Some are optimistic, fun, talkative
- S, Steadiness -
Some are steady, patient, relaxed
- C, Compliance -
Some are precise, accurate, detail oriented
Many people have two or even three of
the above characteristics, but one behavior
seems to be the strongest.
There are no “wrong” answers on the DISC
assessment, nor is it a measure of a person’s
intelligence, indicator of a person’s success,
or benchmark of skills, experience, education
or training. It is observable behavior and
indicates how we work and interact with
others in a working situation.
This tool is ideal for determining adjustment
factors for international business, multicultural
team work and expatriate assignments.
Why the DISC Assessment?
Prior to a Cross-Cultural training or
a Coaching session, employee or employees
are given a password to access and complete
the short assessment exercise. Then, the
coach or the consultant and the participant/
participants will work together to devise
strategies for more successful work and
communication style within the new culture.
They’ll review together and discuss how
their behavioral style fits within the culture
of a new country or international work team.
Having insights into your own behavioral
styles and how they translate (mesh) within
different cultural situations gives you
an edge in international business. The DISC
assessment is easily administered via the
internet, and we work with you to evaluate
the results, recommend action steps, and
provide appropriate training when necessary.
Please contact us to take a complementary