DiSC S group culture

DiSC S group culture

DiSC S-style teamThe “Get along” team

To continue my overview of the characteristics of teams based on their DiSC profiles and their Group Culture Report, I move on to the S culture. When a team displays an S culture it tends to be stable, predictable and friendly.

The S culture rewards

  • Cooperation
  • Loyalty
  • Humility
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Team focus

The S culture criticizes

  • Aggressiveness
  • Pushiness
  • Disruptiveness
  • Nonconformity
  • Sudden change

Advantages of the S culture

  • Commits to getting the job done right
  • Provides a relaxed atmosphere
  • Works toward dependable and reliable results
  • Promotes feelings of comfort and security
  • Cultivates work-life balance
  • Encourages a strong sense of duty
  • Allows a high level of teamwork
  • Fosters polite, tactful behavior

Drawbacks of the S culture

  • Fails to challenge ideas
  • Lacks a competitive edge
  • Avoids tough decisions to spare feelings
  • Inhibits change and stifles innovation
  • Avoids giving even constructive criticism
  • Struggles with indecisiveness
  • Discourages strong individual accomplishments
  • Allows resentment to brew beneath the surface

Being a C myself, I tend to disregard the value of a relaxed and supportive atmosphere, but I’ve been grateful for leaders who worked to provide one. And I have to remember to show more concern for feelings. But I go a little bit crazy when the group needs to challenge the way things have always been done or it doesn’t allow for critical review of our work.

Your thoughts?

How do you respond to the S culture? How can an S team be more decisive? How would you lead an S team?

“Get Along” Team poster (PDF)

Learn more

Sample Everything DiSC Group Culture Report (PDF)

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  by Kristeen Bullwinkle and the DiSCProfile.com team





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