Although DISC isn’t as good as MBTI or Belbin for practical self-awareness and application, for selecting the right company I find it a very useful tool, and it has been one of the more recent additions to my toolbox.
DISC (Dominance, Influence, Supportiveness and Conscientiousness) reflects four fairly distinct types of organisations.
- Your “Dominant” organisations are typically consultancies and law firms
- Your “Influencial” organisations are usually creative industries
- The “Supportive” organisation is often in the third sector
- The “Conscientious” organisation may be in manufacturing
Understanding your type can help you identify which group of organisation you’re in, and while I think the actual names of each group are a little odd, they are very useful for helping narrow down a long list of potential employers to a short list.
Further Reading: I’m Stuck, You’re Stuck