Everyone’s first instinct when it comes to conflict is to avoid it. Nobody wants to argue or fight with someone else, especially at work. No one wants to get into a fight with that coworker they have to see every day. However, conflict doesn’t have to be destructive. It can be productive in the end, if you know how to deal with it the right way. The Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict Profile will help you learn how to personally react, manage your emotions and deal with conflict.
This report will also help you gain insight into the ways that each of the disc styles deal with conflict as follows:
- A D style will want to have victory, get results, and achieve personal accomplishment. They may also be impatient, blunt, and be overcome by a need to win. They may fear being taken advantage of or appearing weak.
- I style will want to gain approval, understanding, and openness. They are passionate, but can be outspoken and impulsive, and they may fear rejection, disapproval, and not having their voice heard.
- S style will want there to be agreement, peace, and acceptance. They may be prone to passive resistance and compromise, and may have fears of facing aggression and letting people down.
- C style will desire fairness, accuracy, and rational decisions. They may be resistant, rigid and fear being wrong. They may be prone to displaying strong emotions.
Completing the assessment will allow you to delve deeper into these different styles of conflict management. It will give you an in-depth analysis of your own personal style of conflict management, and it will teach you how to deal with each of the other styles appropriately by offering tools, strategies and advice on how to make each conflict productive.
The Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict Profile will also touch specifically on avoiding destructive conflict. It will go over the ways in which you are in danger of making a conflict destructive, as well as why you may be prone to doing these things, and the thoughts that may be behind them. It will offer suggestions to help you recognize and avoid these behaviors before they get out of control, and teach you how to redirect your thoughts in order to create more positive and productive responses to conflict.
The Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict Profile is a great tool for those wishing to better understand how to manage conflict in the workplace. While it will benefit an individual who wishes to take the assessment, it may also be a good idea to have everyone in the workplace take it. This will not only teach everyone a little bit about themselves, but it will allow them to learn how to deal with conflict together, with everyone on board to create a more positive workplace.