Extended DISC Individual Assessment
The Extended DISC Individual Assessment is a psychometric test that has been designed to observe and analyse an individual's preferential behaviour style within the workplace. Some psychometric instruments identify the respondent's "natural style", some their "adjusted style" and some identify both.
An individual's main or "natural behaviour style" is the way an individual finds it easiest to behave. The "adjusted behaviour style" is how a individual is responding to the environment they are in (i.e. their work environment). The Extended DISC Individual Assessment measures both the "natural style" and "adjusted style" of the individual.
Individual Extended DISC Profile
When an individual completes the Individual Extended DISC Profile, they will receive the following information in the profile -
- A diagram showing natural and adjusted behaviour profiles,
- Comforts zones (i.e. how much and in what direction the individual is most flexible),
- Workplace tasks (e.g. job description, decision-making, communication and motivations),
- The task contemplation page helps the individual identify useful development areas,
- Environmental factors (e.g. motivators and situations that reduce motivation),
- Styles considerations (i.e. strengths and development areas),
- Perceptions on how other people see you, and
- Team correlation (i.e. an individual's role within a team).
The Extended DISC Individual Assessment also has a number of application pages so the individual can apply the information gained from the profile to their workplace. The applications pages contain -
- General Overview: gives brief descriptions of the four main styles.
- Understanding the Profile: a guide to understanding the profiles.
- Understanding the Diamond: a guide to understanding the diamond chart.
- Improving Your Performance: general tips for each of the four main styles.
- How to Indentify Others’ Styles: general tips on indentifying the four main styles.
- Communication Considerations: general tips on communicating with each of the four main styles.
- Do’s and Don’ts: general tips when working with other styles.
- Action Plan Section: This is for the respondent to complete and is a great tool for self improvement.
Applications for the Extended DISC Individual Assessment
There are many applications for the Individual Extended DISC Profile, including -
- Recruiting the right person for the job,
- Assigning roles to individual strengths and motivators,
- Conflict resolution,
- Building effective communication,
- Coaching and mentoring,
- Leadership and executive development, and
- Maximising effectiveness and efficiency within individuals and teams.
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Frequently Asked Questions
There are many benefits to Extended DISC, including -
- It is extremely difficult to cheat the assessment.
- The assessment measures 160 different styles, some others only measure 16.
- Assesses pressure and stress of the individual.
- Has been designed for the workplace and shows natural behavioural style compared to workplace tasks and lists workplace strengths and development areas.
- Has the largest text bank available.
- Measures the individual on both conscious and subconscious behaviours.
- Can be administered in 60 languages and printed in 42 languages.
The Specific Behavioural Style Reports relate the DISC ADVANCED® assessment results to more specific job roles and their requirements. They provide useful information that point directly to certain tasks and job functions within the job role. The 10 available specific behavioural styles are -
- Customer Service
- Information Technology.
It is recommended the Specific Style Reports that relate to the present or potential future role of the person be used. A few of the applications of the results include:
To identify potential support needs,
To help in managing the person,
To help in personal development,
To help in career development, and
To assist with recruitment.
There are many differences. Extended DISC has many advanced features not available with DISC Profile®. So while DISC Profile® is a very trusted assessment used by many leading organisations, if you want the very latest assessment that can be used across all applications, Extended DISC is for you. Please contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you in identifying the best fit for your needs.