In Understanding and Motivating Others, the knowledge that helps participants understand unique differences is gained from the Personal Profile System provided in the course. By scoring and interpreting the results of the Profile, participants clarify their own behavioral tendencies and thus understand more fully their own behavioral style. This facilitates the identification of the behavioral styles of others and the understanding of employees’ or team members’ particular perceptions, preferences, and needs.
By recognizing others’ behavioral styles, managers can adapt to those styles in two ways. They can adapt their own behavior to create a more comfortable communication and behavioral style for the employee. They can also make changes in the environment to better meet individual needs and differences and create a supportive environment for individual and team success. Skill practice is provided by challenging participants to recognize individuals with differing behavioral styles in scenes on the video. The ability to recognize the styles of others is applied to their own situations as they “guess” the style of individuals or team members with whom they work. Further video observations and activities help participants plan and practice modifying their own style to adapt to the employee’s needs.
An in-depth understanding of behavioral styles and each style’s unique needs and preferences helps participants identify changes or conditions they can create in the workplace to meet employee’s needs and preferences for improved performance and job satisfaction.
Specific objectives for course participants are:
Identify your behavioral style
Recognize others’ behavioral style
Adapt to the behavioral style of others by
Modifying your style
Accommodating needs and preferences
1 DiSC Personal Profile System®
1 DiSC Button
1 DiSC Folder
1 Workshop Evaluation
1 Certificate of Completion