Motivating people who are disengaged is a tough job. When I teach my clients about DISC concepts, I give them a quick and easy guide on motivating their teams. And as we all know, there is a difference between good and great teams, which is determined by how well a team uses its abilities to leverage strengths, achieve results and stay engaged.
Check out below how to motivate each DISC style.
D style: Individuals with preferences in the DiSC D Style prioritize a fast-paced workplace. They enjoy challenges and pursuing new opportunities striving for immediate results.
WHAT MOTIVATES THE DISC D STYLE
- Action-Oriented Environment
- Short & Concise
- Controlling Outcomes
I style: Individuals with the DiSC I Style are excited about new possibilities and are often viewed as expressive. They are upbeat and enjoy collaboration when discussing ideas.
WHAT MOTIVATES THE DISC I STYLE
- Action and Progress
- Collaboration and Rallying the Team
- Friendly Relationships
S style: People with the DiSC S style are good listeners and are often seen as accommodating and patient. They value a supportive environment and will go out of their way to help others.
WHAT MOTIVATES THE DISC S STYLE
- Predictable and Stable Environment
- A Cautious and Methodical Pace
- Collaboration and Teamwork
- Opportunities to Help
C style: Individuals with the DiSC C style value accuracy and quality results. They tend to separate emotions from facts and analyze alternatives rationally.
WHAT MOTIVATES THE DISC C STYLE
- Challenging Assumptions
- Stable and Cautious Pace
- Precision & Follow-Through
- Systems & Processes
Next time you think about motivating others, think about the tips above. Observe your teammates and increase your awareness of what communication strategies work best.