By Shana O'Conners
I recently facilitated a successful Everything DiSC workplace workshop for a group of bright-eyed, enthusiastic interns, and it proved to be a transformative experience for them.
For many of them, it was their first dive into the depths of the DiSC framework.
Witnessing their enthusiasm and passion as they unraveled the layers of the DiSC styles was infectious; it was very interactive, and they were fully engaged.
In a matter of hours, these interns began to recognize the strengths they brought to the table and how to leverage the strengths and stressors of their peers. More than that, they began to understand the root of particular challenges they faced in group settings and how to navigate them with grace and compassion.
Picture this... Imagine being an intern in a busy corporate world, wanting to fit in, work well with everyone, and leave a positive mark. But as you wander through the intricate halls of your corporation, you are faced with a daunting challenge - how to navigate the complex web of personalities you will encounter on a daily basis. It would feel overwhelming.
This is when Everything DiSC Workplace on Catalyst enters the picture; it's the ultimate solution that can take your company's internship programs to the next level. Trust me, every corporation or business out there should be jumping at the chance to integrate this innovative tool into their programs. Get ready to revolutionize the way you approach internships!
So, you are probably wondering what is Everything DiSC Workplace on Catalyst.
At its essence, this dynamic tool provides a refined understanding of personal behavioral styles. Grounded in the DiSC (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, Conscientiousness) model, the Catalyst platform embarks interns on an introspective journey, unveiling their unique behavioral style and how it meshes (or clashes) with others. Making it an exciting and must-have tool for any internship program.
Let's discuss some of the benefits and examples of Everything DiSC Workplace on Catalyst.
🙋🏽Discovering Self-awareness: The platform offers tailored insights that let interns grasp their communication styles, decision-making patterns, and overall approach to work. Example: Tom, exhibiting a strong "D" style, discovers his knack for directness and result-driven actions, recognizing how these traits can be assets yet pose challenges in team dynamics.
💁🏼♀️Enhanced Collaboration: By understanding their own style and those of their colleagues, interns can tweak their communication for more productive collaborations, ensuring smoother project executions and fewer conflicts. Example: When John, who has an "I" style, clashes with William, who embodies a "C" style, their distinct DiSC styles can be leveraged to steer the conversation towards a constructive outcome.
📈Confidence Boost: As interns decode their strengths and development areas, they can confidently approach tasks, making a more significant impact during their time. Examples: Jenna, with an Influence (i) style, initially held back her vibrant ideas as an intern. After the Everything DiSC Workshop, she embraced her strength to inspire and motivate. This newfound confidence led to captivating team presentations and a noticeable boost in group morale.
🔮A Foundation for Future Interactions: The experiences gained during their internship using Catalyst will provide them with a strong foundation for their future professional and personal interactions. These lessons learned will remain with them and continue to guide their interactions in the future. Example: Understanding that a colleague with a pronounced "S" style cherishes consistency and teamwork can guide you to engage them with more empathetic and patient dialogue.
🗺️Navigating Corporate Dynamics: For interns, the corporate world can sometimes resemble a maze. With the insights from Catalyst, they're better equipped to navigate this maze with a map and self-awareness, understanding team dynamics and management styles with clarity. Example: Monica, a new intern, felt lost in her large corporation. Using the Catalyst platform, she sensed her department head's "D" style preference for directness and her supervisor's "S" style for collaboration. Armed with this knowledge, she tailored her communication, enhancing her team interactions.
👨🏼💻Continuous Learning Environment: Catalyst isn't just a one-time assessment. It's a continuous learning platform that allows users to revisit, refresh, and deepen their DiSC understanding over time. Example: As teams change or evolve, members can log back into Catalyst to understand new team dynamics or refresh their memory about specific DiSC styles.
Why Corporates and Small Businesses Should Bring in Disrupt The Impossible for Facilitating Everything DiSC Workshops:
📝Expertise: Disrupt The Impossible has successfully transformed team dynamics across various organizations under the guidance of Shana O'Conners. Her hands-on approach ensures maximum value for each participant.
✍🏽Customized Coaching: Beyond workshops, Shana offers personalized coaching sessions, ensuring that the lessons from the workshop are internalized and applied.
📊Long-term ROI: The immediate benefits of improved team dynamics are evident. Still, the long-term returns – reduced conflicts, continuous learning, enhanced collaboration, and more informed leadership decisions – make this investment invaluable.
🧘🏽♀️Holistic Growth: Disrupt The Impossible's workshops aren't just about professional growth. They touch upon elements of personal development, ensuring holistic growth for participants, such as mindfulness practices.
👩🏽💻Flexible Modules: Whether you're looking for a one-off session or a series of workshops, Disrupt The Impossible can tailor its offerings to suit your organization's unique needs.
The role of interns in the corporate world cannot be overstated. Nurturing their growth and interpersonal skills today can go a long way in shaping the future of the business world and their personal lives. With the Everything DiSC Workplace on Catalyst, facilitated by the seasoned professionals at Disrupt The Impossible, companies can provide their interns with a perfect platform to learn and grow.
I want to share some of the feedback from both the interns and management it very heartwarming. As someone who loves to shift mindsets and disrupt the status quo, I find great joy in what I do.
One intern mentioned, “Today was very insightful. I learned a lot from this session. I hope to build better relationships with others using the knowledge I learned. This really opened my eyes to the way I have been acting as a person. Coworker and leader.” -Josue Martinez
The Management team members mentioned, "We’ve been getting nothing from positive and eye-opening feedback from the interns from your session. Thanks for providing a jumpstart to our interns, seeing how they can navigate their early careers." -Brandon Jones
"The DiSC Assessment helped me to get a better understanding of my personality style. During the workshop, I learned how I could be most effective while collaborating with others in my personal, and professional life.” -Tahiji C.
For businesses looking to give their interns and teams a transformative experience, it is time to take action. By exploring the world of DiSC and gaining invaluable insights, you can set the tone for a collaborative and harmonious corporate culture.
For more information or to schedule a session, click the link below to contact Shana O'Conners at Disrupt The Impossible.
Let's pave the path for a brighter, more understanding corporate future together.
Remember, you have the power to Disrupt The Impossible and make the life you envisioned possible.
Founder and Certified Everything DiSC Practitioner at Disrupt The Impossible LLC