Here's how to get
maximum value from your Working From HomeReport
Your Working From Home Report should be in your email inbox. If for some reason, it doesn't arrive, use the email link above to get in touch with me, so we can work out what happened. But first do check your junk or promotions tab inside your email inbox.
Before you start reading your report, there are a few things I want to share with you to ensure you get maximum value from your report.
Firstly I want to reaffirm that this report is based on the DISC profile.
Your report is based on the DISC profile
You may have come across DISC where it describes four behaviour and communication styles.
D stands for Dominance
I for Influencing
S for Steadiness
C for Compliance
There is no right or wrong, good or bad style. In fact we have a bit of everything within us. Just some we use more regularly than others.
What that means is that while you are working from home, there are some specific tips that if you use them will help to ease some stress and pressure at worst case. And at best case, will improve your productivity and enhance your effectiveness during online meetings.
Download your companion self-coaching document.
To get the most from your Working From Home report
download the "Getting the Most from Your Report" pdf.
Have your "Working From Home Report"
and your "Getting The Most"
companion document side by side
Make sure you use the "Getting the Most From Your Working From Home Report."
Have it out side-by-side with your Working from Home report.
You’ll see that the Getting the Most document, (on the left) has on the front page the 8 styles and their descriptors. We'll be heavily using these 8 descriptors in the first part of your self-reflection.
Action Plan 1
Improving your online communication skills
In the first part of your self-reflection, you are going to start to think about how you'll use the tips from your Working From Home report to better interact with and influence others.
Turn to the second page of your companion document. There are some boxes where you can write down the names of the people you interact with most in an online situation.
If you've got more than 3 people that you interact with regularly, just photocopy this page.
Then using the descriptors from that first page to start to interpret which descriptor best matches their communication style.
As you're working through the descriptions, don't just use the labels to decide what someone's style is like. Use the descriptions to really think about the people you're interacting with.
Be mindful that someone could be a mixture of two styles. For example you might see somebody who might seem to be a combination of say Reflective and Predictable
Then, once you've had your best guess at people's styles, grab the tips from your Working From Home Report and list the one or two tips that you're going to apply, next time you interact with that particular person.
These tips can be as relevant for chat messages, emails etc as they are for Zoom meetings, of when you get back to face-to-face.
Action Plan 2
Tips for Improving your Remote Working Productivity
The next part of the report is looking at improving your productivity, while you're working from home. It does take a different set of skills when you're at home, to when you're working in a team environment.
These tips are specific to you, because they take into account more than just your highest ranking style. So, someone else who has a style the same as yours (for example Dynamic), will possible have quite different tips to you.
'Rockstar' Performers do things differently from other people
If you want to be a ‘rockstar’ then you’ll do things differently from others. Which means you’ll use deliberate practice as a tool to shift you to a new level of performance.
In this part of the report identify one or two tips, at least, that each day that you're going to put into deliberate practice that day.
Diarize it so that you remember to use those tips.
Because, quite frankly, many of them probably won't come naturally to you. But the more you practice, the more effective you'll become. And that only comes about by deliberate practice.
Set reminders in your diary to apply the tip
Look for the things you've got scheduled for the day, and set a reminder when the time comes up to do that activity or have that meeting, to remind yourself to apply the tip.
For example, Maybe you decide, avoiding making assumptions is something you want to focus upon.
Look at what you have on for that day. Then write as part of your outcomes for that meeting: "When I'm meeting with Sue, I'll focus on not making assumptions, and I'll make sure I seek clarity before I move on. That way I'll ensure we're both on the same page."
When you regularly write personal growth and relationship growth outcomes alongside task outcomes when you schedule meetings and activities into your diary - you'll go a long way toward putting yourself in the top 2% of performers.
Go beyond task outcomes
when you schedule in personal growth outcomes and relationship outcomes alongside your task outcomes ... you'll go a long way toward putting yourself in the top 2% of performers
Having your personal and relationship actions and outcomes listed in your diary you've got a greater chance you'll apply it and have more success ... personal and professional.
Upgrade to More Comprehensive Reports
Finally, you have got the options to upgrade your report. Obviously the free version is a very light version.
There are three other reports that you can upgrade to:
Student Excellence for Learning
Are you now working in close quarters with a partner, spouse or housemate?
This is a big change for a lot of people, which can create tension in important relationships.
We can help you with a common language to use that will enable you to communicate better and improve your relationships.
This upgraded report includes:
While we can’t separate our personal and work lives at the moment, the Relationship Insights Report will help create a common language for your and your significant other.
With schools operating their new online learning model, parents are finding it tough to balance teaching practices with other pre-existing responsibilities.
If you’re sharing your home and work life with a student (age 16+), it’s a big change that creates tension and pressure across the family. We can help students to understand and use a common language that will enable them to communicate better and improve relationships.
This customised report can be ordered for your teenage student (16+) and explores behavioural based:
While we can’t separate our personal, study and work lives at the moment, the Student Insights Report will help create awareness and understanding for carer and student.
Full Coaching Report
Working virtually presents some new challenges for communicating with team members. We can help you and your team by converting your “Working from Home” report to a full coaching report exploring your behaviours and communications.
It’s important to have a common language to talk about different communication styles to remove any barriers to working effectively.
While we are working under new conditions and adjusting to our “new normal”, the Full Coaching Report will help you and your team.
The Relationships Insights report will help you work through communication issues that you might be having with loved ones at home.
The Excellence for Learning report, is there to help students aged about 16 and over. This particular report will give some study tips to young people. And, maybe help improve communication between mums and dads and their children as the struggle with learning from home.
In more progressive schools, your young person could even share this report with their teacher; to help their teacher understand how to get the best performance from him or her.
Finally we have the intensive Management-Staff report, This report is more about work and how you can add more value to the organization. It includes, do's and don’ts for communication, and highlights, in detail, those areas where you could improve your performance.
Obviously, these are all upgrades, which means that they come at a cost, but if you're interested in upgrading and getting greater detail, then get in touch with me.
Send me an email. Together we can work out where you're at and which report could be of most value.
Get in touch with us
I do look forward to talking with you, and hopefully this has been of great use.
My final wish - stay healthy and hopeful during these crazy times!
Share With Your Colleagues
There are two parts to sharing with your colleagues.
Share Your Report Results
Firstly, you can share your results with your leader and peers, to stimulate discussions about how you can work more effectively. The key words are: stimulate discussion. The very last thing you want to do is merely hand over your Working From Home Report and say, here's my results.
Step into a real leadership mindset, and talk about what you've discovered and how you are going to use the information to enhance your performance
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