DiSC Profiles Blog
most of your DiSC Profile experience by using
to administer the tests and run reports.
Conflict often makes the top ten list of worries for
managers, businesses, and even families. Letting conflict go too far
can even lead to retaliation. Having a plan for dealing with
conflict, or preventing it in the first place, can make your company
a place where people enjoy working hard and creatively.
Suggested DiSC resources:
Fear and loathing of co-workers: A surprising cause of absenteeism,
The HRCafe, January 2011
"Employees have a lot of reasons for calling out “sick” other than
genuine illness. Here’s one you may not have thought of: They’re
afraid of, or angry at, a co-worker."
The Most Important Thing To Know About Conflict, Psychology
Today, September 2010
"Barter's theory is that painful conflict has to do with unmet - and
unheard - needs (let's say for respect, security, love, safety). The
further we move away from the communication of the unmet need, the
louder that communication needs to become to get our attention."
Can negativity save a failing marriage? Association for
Psychological Science, June 2010
"In marriages where one’s partner is frequently unkind or insulting,
being unforgiving appears to pay off. In such troubled couples, too
much forgiveness simply increases the likelihood that the cruelty
will continue—and lead to more disharmony over time."
Conformity: Ten Timeless Influencers, PsyBlog, February 2010
"Conformity is not in itself a good or a bad thing. For example,
creativity is built on some of the pillars of nonconformity:
ignoring social norms and authority, eschewing social approval,
rejecting structure and cultivating dissent. On the other hand many
of societies most basic institutions—government, finance, transport,
education—would collapse if people didn't conform."
Make Conflict Drive Results, Harvard Business Review,
"The most effective executives know how to minimize the bad conflict
while cultivating the good. This balancing act begins by developing
a new mindset regarding conflict."