Unique Features and Benefits of Extended DISC
Written on the 23 July 2014
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How Extended DISC differs from other DISC based products
We often have to field the comment "Oh yes, we know DISC. It is a simple program," and of course, the obvious conclusion from that is that it will be "cheap and cheerful" as indeed some are!
The four quadrant model was originally developed in 1928 by William Moulton Marston and no- one owns the DISC brand. That is why so companies, and individuals, have created their own proprietary DISC assessments -- and also accounts for the vast differences in product validity and reliability.
One of the main reasons DISC assessments and DISC profiles are widely used around the world is because DISC theory is easy to understand, and it is easy to identify the different styles because there are only four basic behavioural styles to learn and remember.
There is a common belief that DISC tools lack the depth needed for many applications and this is a fair criticism, as most do only recognise and report on the four styles, a few on eight and even Myers Briggs only recognises and reports on sixteen. This leaves practitioners operating with blunt instruments.
Extended DISC identifies and reports, in-depth, on 160 different behavioural styles (40 in each of the four quadrants) which sets the Extended DISC System apart from competitors.
But there are many other important distinguishing features that can't be matched by other four quadrant models:
Best of all, once a behavioural report has been produced, any number of additional reports can be generated for the same individual at no additional cost. It could be that a candidate applies for a sales role, but during the interview process some leadership behaviours become apparent. A second report focusing on leadership or even a third report focusing on management competencies can be generated, 2 years down the track. No cost.
One of the many great features of adaptive FinxS, is its ability to add content to behavioural reports through Report Designer. This allows you to create focused reports for themselves and/or your employees and/or clients.
Among many other benefits are
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