UncategorizedSeptember 12, 20230

DiSC vs. Dat: Understanding the Differences in Your Team’s Personalities

DiSC is an acronym for Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness. This proven methodology is aimed at not only understanding oneself but also the varying personalities within a team…. Or what is commonly known as “Emotional Intelligence”.

Developed by Wiley, DiSC goes beyond the surface to offer deep insights that are practical and immediately applicable in any organization, be it remote, in office or somewhere in between.   

Why DiSC and not ‘Dat’?

We’re often asked why we selected Wiley DiSC as our program of choice.  While there are numerous other methods for understanding personality and behavioral styles, DiSC offers a unique combination of simplicity and depth. Unlike other tools that might pigeonhole people into singular categories, DiSC encourages an understanding that everyone is a blend of all four behavior types to differing degrees. In essence, it tells you not just who is ‘DiSC’ but who is ‘Dat’—and how they can work together.

Benefits of DiSC Training


Enhanced Communication

Communication is the lifeblood of any successful organization. DiSC can equip your team with the understanding and strategies to communicate effectively. Knowing whether a colleague is a high ‘D’ or ‘C’ can streamline communications and mitigate misunderstandings, leaving less room for the frustrating game of corporate telephone.

Team Cohesion

In sports, the difference between victory and defeat often boils down to team chemistry. The same applies to business. DiSC enables managers to construct balanced teams that maximize each member’s strengths and minimize weaknesses. This isn’t merely about assembling a dream team, but creating an environment where everyone feels valued and capable.

Conflict Resolution

Conflicts are inevitable in any setting involving human interaction. DiSC offers a rational framework for understanding the underlying causes of conflict and provides practical solutions to address them. This leads to quicker resolution of issues, saving time and resources in the long run.

Increased Productivity

Understanding what motivates different team members can be invaluable in achieving higher levels of productivity. By tailoring tasks and projects to individual behavioral styles, DiSC aids in tapping into intrinsic motivations, making the work process more efficient and fulfilling.

While The People Perspective offers DiSC as a stand alone training session, we’ve found it to be very beneficial to our clients as the first training in a series of quarterly training programs for your team.  It promotes the development of a strong foundation of understanding for your team to build upon.  In the classroom, participants are supported through activities that help them explore the results of their DiSC assessment and gain better understanding.  Outside of the classroom, participants are provided with access to tools that they can access well past their time in the classroom, to help them navigate effectively.   

From building better communication and team cohesion to efficient conflict resolution and enhanced productivity—DiSC is the compass that can help guide your team to its true north.

So, when it comes to building and managing effective teams, don’t settle for guessing who is ‘DiSC’ and who is ‘Dat’. Equip your organization with the insights and tools it needs to thrive in today’s complex world. 

If this interests you and you’d like to learn more, reach out to us today for your free consultation.  



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