Team Building With DISC

Team building can be a great way to improve productivity, motivation and collaboration amongst employees. When you work with people from different backgrounds it is likely that they will bring new ideas into your company which might lead the way forward for future projects or innovations within business practices as whole!

Assessing your team using DISC helps you identify the strengths, abilities, and potential of each member. This gives insight into how they interact with one another so that their full talent can be utilized to increase productivity together while maintaining teamwork for better business results overall.

Using DISC for Well-Rounded Teams

The most effective teams are those comprised of people who possess differing strengths, and more importantly, the ability to identify and apply those strengths appropriately. The tables below list DISC style strengths and limitations to a team:


  • Great bottom-line organizers
  • May overstep authority
  • Place a high value on time
  • May seem argumentative
  • Challenge the status quo
  • Dislike routine
  • Can handle multiple tasks at once
  • May attempt too much at once


  • Great communicators
  • Inattentive to details
  • Motivate others to achieve
  • Talk more than listen
  • A positive sense of humor
  • May also be sarcastic
  • Negotiate well
  • Impulsive


  • Reliable and dependable
  • Resistant to change
  • Loyal, patient, and trustworthy
  • Possessive
  • Great “team players”
  • May seem slow-paced and stubborn
  • Peacemaker, maintains harmony
  • Keep feelings to themselves


  • Great with facts and information
  • Get bogged down in details
  • Focus on maintaining quality
  • May seem defensive and critical
  • Thorough and meticulous
  • Unwilling to break rules
  • Great analyzers and developers
  • Non-verbal

How DISC Makes Better Teams

The DISC model of human behavior provides a common language throughout an organization and will lay the foundation for improving communication, maximizing personal strengths, and minimizing weaknesses. Understanding yourself and those you work with provides the following benefits:

  • Creates an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation
  • Improves morale and communication
  • Allows team members to recognize and capitalize on their strengths
  • Allows team members to recognize and capitalize on the strengths of others

Through a greater understanding of behavioral styles, your team is better able to recognize and meet the needs of those they serve.

Team Working
Using DISC for Teambuilding

5 Keys to Effective Teams

Through more than 35 years of helping companies of all sizes maximize team effectiveness, PeopleKeys has identified five keys common to all effective teams:

  • Trust
  • Communication
  • Common goals
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance

Each of these keys to effective teams requires you to know the DISC personality and behavioral style of yourself and your team members.