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What you need to know about Gen Z?

Posted on 2019-01-14

No matter the size of the company you’re operating, you will never do everything by yourself and will always depend upon people you hire. The saying that people are the most valuable asset of any business has proven its validity over time. Every business owner will rely on their employees to grow their company, so knowing your employees from different perspectives is always important.

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How to recognize DISC styles according to their goals

Posted on 2019-01-14

It has become somewhat of a tradition for people all around the world to make New Year’s resolutions or use the beginning of the year in order to motivate and challenge themselves for the months to come. Research shows that about 45% of the US population make at least one resolution, but sadly only 4% are still committed to their resolution by the end of the year. Setting goals is a positive approach to growth, so it is a good thing to set a lot of big and crazy goals, as well as some smaller and easier ones to accomplish. It’s really interesting to examine how people with different DISC types of personality arrange their list of goals and how to recognize their personality based on their aspirations.

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Using DISC for building global markets, part 3

Posted on 2019-01-13

Continuing our series on global expansion by utilizing DISC, we already reviewed the importance of DISC for strategic planning and applying behavioral analysis for hiring and teambuilding in part 1, and focused on some strengths of the different personality styles for business development in part 2. In addition, we must understand that some countries are more family-oriented than others. These cultures may be friendlier, ambitious and centered on people. Other cultures can be more impersonal – especially in business. They want to know numbers, there is very little eye contact and they can be somewhat aggressive. Short and to-the-point, we need someone to present them with the facts, while onboarding them for ongoing business initiatives. In addition, see also How do DISC styles vary by country.

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Using DISC for building global markets, part 2

Posted on 2019-01-13

Once we begin to expand into new territories, we need to really do our due diligence to understand the local communities, traditions, business practices, and hierarchy. We need to position our leaders, based on the needs of businesses in outside cultures. Keeping our teams integrated by hiring locals will eliminate much of our burdens in the marketplace. Keeping our teams happy will build trust in nearby territories. Together, we can position our brand for greatness and eliminate cultural discrepancies in the process. In Part 1, we discussed why DISC theory is important to globalization and gave few tips and tricks for teambuilding & interaction with “the locals,” and here we will continue to dig further in utilizing DISC in your global expansion.

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Using DISC for building global markets, part 1

Posted on 2019-01-13

Tariffs aside, globalization is here to stay. With the evolution of technology, our world gets smaller and smaller. Likewise, even the smallest business is now able to reach territories further and further away. This means connecting with people and authorities of all cultures, some that you may not yet be familiar with. But how do you get along with people that can be so different? Here’s a simple answer - DISC has always been a tool to understand people and predict their behaviors. We can fairly state that DISC is the international language of human behavior and no matter of cultural differences, DISC personalities speak the same language.

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Using DISC for Workforce Optimization

Posted on 2019-01-02

As many organizations are finalizing year-end strategies and developing next year’s business plans, others have already taken a running leap into 2019 with iron-clad initiatives for growth and expansion. No matter which phase of strategic planning you are in, please don’t forget that “people” are our most significant investment and that our businesses are defined most effectively by our workforce. According to Human Resources Today, the macrotrends for workforce optimization in 2019 are dominated by record-low rates of global unemployment. Simply said, this means that workforce optimization, in a tight labor market, must be a top priority for any business entering the new year.

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How to use DISC for talent acquisition

Posted on 2019-01-02

Research by the Harvard Business Review shows that acquiring top talent could ultimately be the difference between success and mediocre result. In fact, vetting and positioning incoming talents, based on strengths and abilities, isn’t always enough. With every “ying,” there’s a “yang.” Therefore, both are necessary in finding the right talent for your organization.

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Build strategic partnership in 2019 with DISC

Posted on 2019-01-02

A new year means new opportunities, a fresh start, and new beginnings. For many organizations, this also means new relationships, as companies seek to partner with like-minded associates in the expansion of ongoing business initiatives. Finding the support of new products, services, and community-based programming can often be a daunting task. So, forging strategic partnerships can be a godsend, when teaming up with just the right brand.

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Out of office messages by DISC style

Posted on 2018-12-28

Welcome to the holiday season, which is also the time of year almost every work email sent out is returned with an “out of office” reply message. While most people are still enjoying holiday cheer away from the workplace, we thought it’d be fun to explore the different types of automated messages typically set up by each personality style before they exit the office for their holiday.

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Last Minute Secret Santa Gifts Based on DISC Personality Styles

Posted on 2018-12-20

It’s that time of year when the Yuletide spirit overtakes us and we decide to engage in gift exchanges with co-workers and friends. If you’re like me, you want to select the right gift for each person. But, sometimes you need a little help choosing the right present. For those last-minute shoppers out there still pondering what to get the person who has it all, here are some small, but thoughtful gift ideas perfect for each personality style. If you’re not sure of the personality style of the person you’re gifting, learn more about how you can determine this based on observable behaviors.

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