By now you’ve heard the dismal news that only 13% of workers are engaged at work, but have you considered that DiSC® training could help?
Gallup’s now famous report, surveying 142 countries, informed managers across the globe that only one in eight of their workers cared about making positive change in the workplace. What about the other seven? Well, most of them are simply not motivated but some are downright miserable!
Poor Engagement is a Dangerous State
It’s those miserable employees that can wreck team spirit, ruin productivity, and even cause colleagues to become negative as well.
To reverse this alarming trend, some managers are turning to alternative techniques that make use of progressive ideas supported by personality & behavior research: namely, DiSC® Personality workshops that help teams overcome disengagement and negativity. How does this work?
How Can DiSC® Training Help With Engagement?
Committing to your team by offering them a DiSC® training workshop is one way to reverse the tide of disengagement, unhappiness, and apathy at work.
The concepts that serve as the foundation of a DiSC® workshop are universal: that is, they apply to any set of human beings no matter where they live, what they do and who they are. It’s human nature we’re talking about here, so most participants find they can learn a lot from such a workshop.
After all, gaining a deeper understanding of people is useful not only at work but in personal lives as well. Learning what motivates people and how to communicate with them is something everyone can appreciate.
Sometimes, It’s the Sharing That Makes a Difference.
Researchers have discovered that a sense of well-being at work goes a long way towards keeping employees engaged. If they feel appreciated, respected, and as if their input matters, engagement shoots way up!
DiSC® training involves a discovery phase during which participants actually take the DiSC® assessment. They learn what DiSC® profile types they are, and almost everyone always find this fascinating.
Sharing their discoveries with the group can make a huge difference. When participants share their DiSC® types with the group, and get the sense that everyone is listening out of authentic interest, that increases their feeling of well-being.
DiSC® Workshops Help Managers, Too
When managers understand their teams better, they’ll be more effective at motivating them to do their best. Knowing individual strengths and weaknesses can serve to assist in better delegation of work, since managers will be able to play to certain skills and talent.
That makes for better efficiency, higher confidence levels, and a whole range of other engagement-boosting factors!
If you think your team could benefit from some DiSC® training, give us a call and we can get to work boosting engagement right away!