Behavioral Assessments

Issue

Different people behave differently, and these behaviors can block effective communication. Some people are aggressive, decisive and like to multi-task; others like to analyze things more thoroughly and do one thing at a time. What often happens in the workplace is that people with different behavioral styles often have difficulty in working effectively with each other and this hinders effective teamwork and is counter-productive.

Solution

Understanding your individual behavioral style is important. If you understand the concepts behind behavioral styles then communication becomes much easier and more effective because you start to identify the styles of others. This then translates into understanding the style requirements for certain jobs and leads to more effective hiring and teambuilding.

This can be accomplished with The TTI Behaviors assessment, which measures observable behavior and emotions in the following D I S and C categories:

  •  D - Dominance, Challenge – how you respond to problems and challenges.
  •  I  - Influence, Contacts – how you influence others to your point of view.    
  •  S  - Steadiness, Consistency – how you respond to the pace of the environment.
  •  C - Compliance, Constraints – how you respond to rules and procedures set by others.


DISC is a simple instrument that enables businesses to look at their current and prospective employees using a swift, efficient and highly accurate process. Whether you are managing people, selling to them or hiring them, understanding their behaviors and the best way to communicate with them will make you more effective and more successful.     

Process

This tool takes ten minutes to complete on-line and delivers a personalized report simultaneously to the manager and to the recipient. The assessment questionnaire comprises 24 sets of four questions where the respondent is asked to score each section based on “most” or “least” answers.  Based on the answers, a 22 page report is produced that analyzes the DISC styles and describes the respondent in the following areas:

  •  Dos and Don’ts of communicating
  •  Value to the organization
  •  Ideal environment
  •  Tendency under stress
  •  Areas for improvement

 

The Four Pillars of Behavior

  • Dominance

    The D is challenge-oriented, competitive, highly active, innovative, and tenacious. They are forceful, decisive, direct and independent - bottom-line driven self-starters who value time and are not content with the status quo.  

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  • Influence

    The I is expressive, enthusiastic, friendly, demonstrative, and talkative. They are optimistic, creative problem solvers who verbalize articulately Outgoing and empathetic, they want to be liked and trusted and make great team players.

    The Time Edge

  • Steadiness

    The S is methodical, reliable, steady and modest. They are loyal, patient, dependable team players and work hard for the right leader. Calming and stabilizing, they are logical, step-wise thinkers who are good at completing tasks. 

    Edge Business Essentials

  • Compliance

    The C is analytical, exacting, careful, and deliberative. They maintain high standards and are , task oriented objective thinkers. They define, clarify, get information, criticize, test, pay attention to small details, and like to follow the rules. 

    The Alternative Board