DISC Platinum Rule Assessment
Teams are found in numerous places in today's world; there are attorney teams, business teams, and athletic teams everywhere one looks. Teams take on many forms and structures; they vary in size, value, and purpose. Teams are formed to recommend things, to run things, and to do things.
The University of Phoenix requires the formation of Learning Teams in their educational structure. At the beginning of each course, students must quickly decide who they feel would best fit into their teams and who will best contribute to the goal of achieving a high grade. How do individuals come together to utilize their skills in order to reach a common purpose? What does it take to become a high performance team in a short time frame of just five weeks?
There are several answers to the questions posed. Accountability, flexibility, and personal interaction are what seem to work for our team.
Members Daniel Barrett, Catherine Dean-Galloway, and Tracey Hunkins have each learned to appreciate and utilize their team mate's unique skills and personalities to obtain successful collaboration.
The term team is described in our course text as, "groups of people who work together to accomplish a common purpose. Teamwork involves constructive listening and responding, the exchange of feedback and support, and the recognition of the interests and achievements of all team members. The text further states that, "to become a high performance team, members must hold the same core values and sense of purpose while possessing the right mixture of skills and creativity" (Chapter 10 pgs 2-4, Organizational Behavior, 2005).
On the surface the DISC assessment, taken by each team member of Now and Zen, revealed that our team consisted of a diverse mix of personalities. This was something that each of us already knew, but...