Recently I read a post about the DISC, which I believe is accurate. Essentially, the DISC measures behavioral tendencies along two axes: pace/assertiveness and task/relationship orientation, and the instrument shows both the natural style and the adapted style (adapted typically to the work environment) of the respondent.
Chris Young writes,
I like to think of the DISC assessment as a “user’s manual” to the talent within your organization. The insights gleaned from a DISC report will provide you with valuable information about how well fit an employee is for a job and how they prefer to be managed and coached to reach their full potential…There are many DISC assessments available, but I have found Target Training International’s DISC assessment to be the premier assessment available on the market.
He is right on. TTI’s Success Insights™ (their DISC) has been validated and holds extremely strong. However, TTI’s TriMetrix report is much more valuable if you know how to read it. Riverstone Organizational Advisors, who I know personally and highly recommend, writes, “The TriMetrix™ System is the most thorough assessment solution in the marketplace today. The three pronged approach combines the behavioral, values, and skills/attributes assessments to provide the most accurate predictive instrument available.”
So now imagine being able to know an employee based on their behaviors and all the insights that it brings. Then add to it an expert knowledge of the DISC with all its intricacies of the YOU/ME, ME/ME, and ME/Job conflicts. Then add to that knowing their motivations and values. This would enable almost anyone to be able to predict their response in almost any situation. We then could be able to see the world through their eyes knowing the why and what for. Then imagine not only knowing their behavioral tendencies and their motivations, but also knowing their skill set and competencies along with their “intensity” or rather their disposition towards that certain skill set or competency.
Knowing all this would enable any organization to hand to any new employee an individualized development plan for at least the next 6 months to a year. Furthermore, knowing this one could easy understand and foresee any risk management questions and red flags of any talent within the organization. I have taken assessment after assessment, and none compare to my awe and wonder to TTI’s TriMetrix. It is simply fantastic. If you’d like to know more, please contact me or me friend at Riverstone Organizational Advisors. And no, TTI nor Phil are paying me…but that would be great!