Overview of Human Behavior and DiSC
From the moment that history started to be recorded until now, we have tried to understand why humans behave the way they do. We want to be able to describe what people do, as well as how and why they do it. There are various societies that have looked into quantifying and describing these observations, such as the Hindus, the Greeks, the Romans, Native Americans and Africans.
Ancient civilizations created models to described behavior that are still being used today. In fact, some of these models are being relied on, such as the “Humours” description of Hippocrates or the body fluids analogy of Galen. Other methods, such as astrology and numerology, are perhaps not as popular anymore today, but they are still being followed by some.
Between the ages of 25 and 54, the average American spends 8 hours a day working or on work-related activities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
When you compare that to the amount of time spent on other activities, such as eating, sleeping, leisure activities and caring for others, we spend more of our time during the week with our co-workers than with our families. Continue reading
The Role of Soft Skills
Soft skills are extremely important in creating success within the workplace. Often, the emphasis is very strongly on what are known as “hard skills,” which are training, expertise and knowledge. They are easy for employers to recognize and quantify within their organizations.
Soft skills, also known as interpersonal skills, include the abilities we use every single day to connect and interact with each other, both individually and also in groups. Individuals that have worked tirelessly on acquiring strong people skills are certainly more effective throughout their personal and professional lives. Soft skills must be given equal importance to hard skills, and companies should work very hard at making sure that these types of skills are developed by their employees.