C-style DiSC Highlight

Fran Petties, director of Talent Development

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This month’s Talent Development department spotlight will shine on the Wiley Everything DiSC C-style. The purpose of this spotlight is to increase awareness of the differing communication styles and needs that exist across campus and provide tips to promote effective team communication and relationship building which in turn supports a positive university culture, and team member retention and productivity.

C-DiSC Style

C stands for conscientiousness. Your C-style team members tend to be cautious and reflective, questioning and skeptical when working with others and sharing ideas. The Wiley Everything DiSC® Culture Catalyst™ platform provides the following characteristics and tendencies of a C DiSC Style for you to consider and leverage for effective communication and team success. Please note the characteristics and tendencies of individuals with a CD and CS-style are different than those shown below. Please refer to you DiSC style guide or the Catalyst platform for additional details and information.

Wiley Everything DiSC Snapshot

Goals:Accuracy, objective processes
Judges others by:Expertise, systematic processes
Influences others by:Logic, exacting standards
Overuses:Analysis, restraint
Under pressure:Overwhelms others with logic, becomes rigid
Fears:Being wrong, strong displays of emotion
Would increase effectiveness through:Acknowledging others’ feelings, looking beyond data

C-styles are attentive to uncovering problems and mistakes. In their quest to find the most streamlined or productive method of completing their tasks, they may openly question ideas and point out flaws that others may have missed.

They focus on accuracy and getting things right. Because they want to ensure superior results, they tend to analyze options rationally and separate emotions from facts.

They value stability. Since they tend to appreciate follow-through and restraint, they’re uncomfortable with quick or risky decisions and prefer to take time to make an informed choice.

For consideration

As an individual or campus leader, you should first seek to gain an understanding of the characteristics and tendencies of your DiSC style and then consider how you can use this information to build relationships, tailor feedback, delegate, foster teamwork, show appreciation and structure meetings and coaching sessions to match the communication needs of individuals with a C-DiSC Style. We recommend individual and team DiSC training and utilization of the DiSC Catalyst platform to create a communication guide for each team member

For additional DiSC information, to upgrade your current account to the Catalyst platform, or training opportunities, please contact the Talent Development department at talentdev@uco.edu or by calling (405) 974-2655.