Your team culture

Understanding a team's cultural style can help with working with a certain team. Every team does things differently, has its own strengths and challenges. The personalities of the members and the personality of its leader, the type of work the team does, and the cohesiveness of the team all influence the team's culture.

The team, in effect, has its own personality, it's own pressures to behave in certain ways and to prioritize particular behaviors. Most team members will likely feel comfortable with the group's culture, but others may feel like they're in a foreign environment if their own DiSC style differs considerably from the group's.

The descriptions in the graphics made by Talent Gear shown here are just a snapshot of team characteristics. They show tendencies and shouldn't be considered as the only behaviors a team will display. Teams can learn to flex toward behaviors needed during times of change, stress, innovation, stability, or maintenance. However, every team has its own zone of comfort, in terms of behaviors and attitudes.

Whether you have your own team or work with your clients' teams, these graphics will help you ask important questions and generate some interesting conversations.

Consider printing out these PDF files and placing them in your conference room, break room, or other shared location.

What behaviors does your team reward or encourage? What behaviors does it try to restrain? How could your team better support your own style? What does your own style contribute to your team?

Permission is granted by Talent Gear to reproduce the posters for display or training use only. This applies to the following files: D-Infographic.pdfI-Infographic.pdfS-Infographic.pdfC-Infographic.pdf, and DiSC-Infographic.pdf.