Motivating Disengaged Employees in 2023: One Simple Step

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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
  • Independence

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.

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