Here’s a great activity to build into your Everything DiSC® training sessions to help people share more in-depth details about their DiSC® style. This activity is designed to be used after participants have been introduced to their primary DiSC styles. It is meant to follow the Day in the Life activity.
Handout: Blank sheet of paper with Everything DiSC Map in the corner. Or download this Telling your story template (DOCX). (Completed example below.) You could also use A Guide to Me (DOCX).
Say: Pure styles are just the beginning of DiSC. As we have mentioned throughout our session, everyone is made up of all four DiSC styles. One way we see this is through primary and secondary styles. Another is through priorities. This activity is designed to dig a little deeper into DiSC, and to help you tell your DiSC story.
Say: Fill out your form. Place your dot on the DiSC circle. To help others learn more about you, list real things you do that others will see you do that reflect your primary and your secondary style or priorities. Also list real things you do that someone might not associate with your style. Feel free to review any DiSC materials to help you complete this simple form. (10–15 minutes)
- Based on your individual style, what differences do you see between your responses from this activity in comparison to the Day in the Life activity that covered only the four basic styles?
- What are the benefits of understanding DiSC and learning directly from people how they tend to behave in the workplace?
- How can you use this knowledge to benefit your workplace relationships and your organization?
Say: Please tape your handout next to the poster that represents your primary style (completed example below). Take a few minutes now to walk around the room and read all the handouts to learn more about your coworkers. Or if doing this exercise virtually, ask people to review files uploaded to a shared location. (10 minutes)
Ask: What did you discover through this activity and your group discussions?
This activity was adapted from one originally posted by Clare McInerney on the Everything DiSC Blog, Nov. 22, 2011. Retrieved from the Internet Archive: Everything DiSC Activity: Telling Your DiSC Story