Everything DiSC is a family of distinctive research validated assessment tools that provide rich personal insight for individuals at any level in organizations around the world, all using a consistent language of DiSC.
Whether white-collar, blue-collar, or no-collar, Everything DiSC can help anyone communicate and interact more effectively with others. Insightful profile reports from Everything DiSC Work of Leaders to Everything DiSC Sales—put assessment insights into action with specific, personalized solutions and strategies while creating a common language that people can use access organizational hierarchy and industry.
The story of our branding journey began in 1928 with the publication of the book “The Emotions of Normal People” in which the author William Marston first introduced the theory of DiSC—but without an assessment tool. That didn’t happen until the 1970’s when our founding company, working collaboratively with John Geier at the University of Minnesota, became the first to create an assessment to measure Marston’s theory.
There are a number of significant differences between the Everything DiSC assessment and other DISC tools available in the marketplace including the following:
Transformational Learning. Unlike most other solutions available, our family of Everything DiSC tools focuses on the complete learning process, regardless of someone’s role in the organization, creating a common language that the entire organization can understand and apply. We often hear that once people experience an Everything DiSC Profile, they see the world and others with whom they interact through a new lens. These tools have the power to transform learners’ understanding of themselves and others, offering new choices for how they interact with the people around them.
Simple, but not simplistic. One of the biggest differentiators of Everything DiSC is that we’re more than just a data-dump of information about the learner–our Profiles show how to use the model, especially with others. Each profile tells a story that the learner can easily connect with: the learner can take action immediately to put the insights and strategies into practice with anyone. We keep this story simple while offering rich content that learners can understand and remember to keep the lessons from DiSC applicable long-term.
Advanced testing methodology. With an uncompromising focus on research and validity, we ensure that the feedback and insight our tools provide are as accurate and reliable as possible. Most other DiSC =related tools are still using some variation of our first attempt to measure the assessment: a 24-item, forced-choice (most/least) questionnaire. With modern advancements in psychometrics, we now can offer better solutions than the equivalent of paper-and-pencil assessments. In addition, a few of the available DiSC tools use even fewer items than our original, which adversely impacts the tool’s usefulness.
What also sets the Everything DiSC family of tools apart is our use of a five-point Likert response scale and our method of Adaptive Testing (AT), a computer-based iterative methodology that successively selects and presents subsequent questions based on a learner’s response to previous ones. Most importantly, this type of tailored testing increases the precision of the assessment instrument and, ultimately, the results.
Ongoing Research. Most other DiSC providers continue to use three graphs to represent the learner’s assessment results, claiming that the first and second graphs measure adaptive and natural behavior. This is a myth. Years ago, upon further data collection, we discovered this explanation to be false–a finding backed by the British Psychological Society. In the early 1990’s, the Society performed its own validation study on the 24-item DiSC questionnaire and concluded that graph one and two were measuring nothing more than different views of self-perception. Current DiSC providers continuing to make this assertion are working with outdated and unsupported facts. Additional information and ongoing research behind the Everything DiSC model is available in our Research Report and in the Everything DiSC Manual.