Everything DiSC®: Group Culture Report
The DiSC® culture report suggests issues to consider regarding your group’s culture and can be used during a facilitated discussion. This is often done in a follow-up session after introducing DiSC to your group. Many facilitators share this report with participants since it does not list names or tie participants to styles.
This 13-page report identifies your group’s DiSC® culture and explores what that means for your group. It helps you determine and explore the advantages and disadvantages of your group’s DiSC culture, discuss its effect on group members, and examine its influence on decision-making and risk-taking. No names are shown so you can share with any group.
Why group culture is important: Group culture has a large impact on the behavior, attitudes, and satisfaction of each group member. People who fit into the culture often feel right at home in the group. But for other people, the culture leads them to feel like strangers in a strange land. The environment makes them uncomfortable.Culture also has implications for the group as a whole. It affects such things as the pace at which work gets done, how outsiders are treated, the attention paid to details, or risks that the group takes. These in turn influence the success of the group in meeting its goals.
Where group culture comes from: Group culture is not simply the average of all the people in the group. A number of different factors determine group culture, such as:
– The style of the group leaders
– The most pronounced styles within the group
– The type of work the group does
– The historical culture of the group
– The cohesion or tension within the group
– The goals and mission of the group
These are just some of the factors that help shape group culture. Understanding the origins of your culture may be important if you hope to change it.