The DiSC assessment looks at aspects of your personality and doesn’t measure intelligence or aptitude. Instead, it looks at indicators like how you respond to challenges and how well you work with others. You can use the DiSC assessment as a personal assessment, and workplaces can use it to improve team performance.


 The DISC Survey is designed to measure four basic styles of behavior.  Those are Directing, Influencing, Supportive, and Contemplative.  Each style has strong points, and possible weaknesses, to an individual’s effectiveness.  The survey materials will show both productive aspects of each of the four styles, as well as counterproductive aspects.

 Take the DISC Survey online using the instructions found in the Week One Assignments page.  Then, complete the following assignment that is due in the Dropbox by the end of Week Two of the session.

DiSC® is a personal assessment

DiSC® is a personal assessment tool used by more than one million people every year to help improve teamwork, communication, and productivity in the workplace.


 Write a 3 to no more than 5 page double-spaced paper [be sure to use subheadings to identify each section] in which you use the results of your DISC Survey.  The content of your DISC paper should include, but is not limited to, answers to the following questions:

  1.  Describe your personal styles (25 points)

 Describe your strongest style(s) and your weakest style.   Provide examples to illustrate how the strong styles characterize you (or, in the case of your weakest style, do not characterize you).  If your profile is balanced, describe either how the four styles equally characterize you or how your styles change depending on circumstances.

  1.  Discuss how you developed your styles (25 points)

 Consider the possible effects of family, school, organizational memberships, and/or culture on the development of your self-reported styles.  Discuss the factor that you think was most important in shaping your personal styles.

 III.   Assess the impact of your styles on your effectiveness (25 points)

 Discuss the impact of your styles in terms of two factors–such as interpersonal relations, group activities, individual or managerial performance.

  1.  Identify a target for change and a specific change strategy (25 points)

      Focus on a single style and a concrete, behavioral strategy for change.

 If there are certain issues that you would prefer not to discuss, simply exclude them from your paper and focus on other styles, events, or factors.

 Your assignments are due by Sunday, end of week two, 11:59 P.M. (MT). Submit your assignment to the Dropbox.  The assignment is worth 100 points.