Tiger Colours Team Training 12th - 13th November
As a team building exercise, CEO Stephen McCallum arranged for the entire company to take part in a DiSC® Personality Colours Workshop hosted by Carl Hasselbach.
Tiger employees were split into 4 groups, each engaging in the half day activity over a period of 2 days. The purpose of this exercise was to increase personal awareness and provide insight into how we work as individuals and interact with others, but mainly to recognise how OTHERS work and respond to situations.
DiSC® is a personal development learning experience that measures an individual’s preferences and tendencies based on the DiSC® model. The DiSC Model is a simple yet powerful tool that describes four basic behavioural styles - D: Dominance i: Influence S: Steadiness C: Conscientiousness. Everyone is a blend of all four DiSC styles—usually one, two, or even three styles stand out. Each person has a unique behavioural profile with different styles and priorities—no one style better or worse than the next. The belief is that these differences in style can be extremely valuable. Once you assess these differences and harness their value, better workplace communication AND healthier organisations become possible.
For one of the exercises, the team were asked to draw an animal that they felt their personality most related to. If nothing else, the workshop taught us that not only do we have a wide variety of different personalities, we also come with a painfully varying palette of artistic skills! Can you guess what all of them are? Neither can we....
One of the main benefits from the experience was, it got people talking to others that they wouldn't necessarily talk to in the office and we learnt that we have more 'blues' in the business than any other colour! We found this very accurate being an IT and communications based company with lots of analytical minds.
It is interesting to see how others work and react to situations, as well as how to implement the techniques of DiSC® into 'real life' situations. Overall, it was really beneficial to the business and the Tiger team, we look forward to seeing how we can expand on this in the future.