DiSC® is an acronym for the four primary dimensions of behaviour:

  • Dominance – direct, results-oriented, strong-willed and forceful.
  • Influence – outgoing, enthusiastic, optimistic and lively.
  • Steadiness – even-tempered, accommodating, patient and humble.
  • Conscientiousness – analytical, reserved, precise and systematic.

Because DiSC profiles describe behavioural style, they are ideal tools for the work environment. While measuring a person’s personality type can be helpful, we can’t really ask that person to change their personality. It is appropriate, however, for an organisation to ask people to adapt their behaviour to become more effective in the work environment.

In particular, managers and leaders become more adaptable when they understand the impact of their behaviour on the work environment, and the impact that environment has on employee engagement, commitment and productivity. They learn to adapt the way they communicate and relate to the different motivational needs of the people they work with.

The most recent DiSC profiles from John Wiley & Sons,Inc are application specific. These tools don’t just provide the individual with an understanding of their own behavioural style. Their profile gives them specific application strategies for improving communication, relationships, and results with others of different styles. Here is a summary of the profiles:


This profile can be used with everyone in the organisation, regardless of their title or role, to build more effective relationships and improve the quality of the workplace. Free comparison reports enable two participants to understand their similarities and differences and work together to build better relationships


This DiSC-based management profile helps that helps managers to understand themselves, create more effective relationships with their employees, and understand their own manager’s style.


The Everything DiSC Sales profile teaches salespeople how to connect better with their customers and increase sales effectiveness using the power of DiSC. Salespeople learn to communicate better and improve their sales relationships.

Why DiSC?

DiSC assessments help Human Resources professionals, managers, and workplace experts to eliminate much of the needless mystery, misunderstanding, and conflict that stop teams from working effectively together.

If you want your co-workers to work well with you and give their best, then you need to be aware of your behaviour and the impact you have on your work relationships. DiSC assessments make this easy.

The DiSC model also describes behaviours that are also easily recognisable in other people. Not only can you develop a better understanding of your own needs and behaviour, you can also build a deep understanding of the people around you, their unique needs and why they behave the way they do.

Thousands of organisations - large and small - have transformed their workplace environment through DiSC assessments.

The most important thing to know about any tool you use to profile your team members is that it is valid and reliable. For that reason, Silver Fox International exclusively uses instruments developed by John Wiley & Sons, Inc

The John Wiley & Sons,Inc profiles are the most valid and reliable DiSC products on the market. Inscape is at the forefront of research and development in the application of behavioural sciences in the workplace, and has published validation reports for all of its profiles. See our research reports for more info.