Different Communication Styles
It is easy to appreciate that effective communication is fundamental to developing and maintaining high performing teams and individuals, and strong, lasting relationships.
However, it can be much more difficult to make it happen. Because people are different, and they communicate in different ways.
For example, individuals communicate differently depending on how, when, and where they are born and brought up, and which values, customs, and role patterns they are taught during life.
Communication Style Assessment (Puzzle DISC)
We use a practical, well-proven self-assessment tool – called Puzzle DISC – to help you understand your own and others’ communication styles – and thus improve your ability to communicate, connect and interact effectively.
Puzzle DISC is a further development of the acknowledged and well-documented DISC model. The DISC assessment comes in three versions. They measure your preferred communication behavioural style, your leadership behavioural style, or your sales profile style, respectively.
We combine Puzzle DISC with a motivational self-assessment – called Driving Forces – to help you clarify why you prefer a certain behavioural style – and what motivates you in general. Combined together, they are called a “combination assessment”.
Puzzle DISC is a model for understanding and describing human behaviour. And it is a tool for adjusting and stimulating certain behaviours to obtain better results. It is NOT a test. And it does NOT measure your personality, or who you are.
The DISC assessment only measures how you are likely to behave as you respond to your environment. And there is no right or wrong behaviour. There are only different expressions and different combinations of human behaviour.
More specifically, DISC measures how you respond to your environment in respect of: Difficulties and challenges – Conveying thoughts and ideas to others – Speed and change – Rules and routines. And it distinguishes four behavioural styles: Dominance, Influence, Stability and Compliance.