BLUF: How do I apply the principles of DISC to communicate effectively when reliant upon using email distributions lists to my peer group and their directs?
I am what can best be described as a project manager, responsible for the implementation of performance improvement initiatives across 10 to 12 sites throughout the UK. Having consistently achieved results in a previous industry, and while being located on one site only, I was able to apply a combination of relationship, expertise and role power as required. However, I am now reliant solely on (a small amount of) relationship power in a new industry only to find that results are not as forthcoming as I would like.
Due to location, much of my project communication is in the form of email and more so though distribution lists to ensure all receive the same "message" in the required project steps. I do engage in telephone conversation and I am able to visit contract sites as and when required.
Having had a taste of a Tony Alessandra audiobook over the weekend, and while waiting for "People Smart" to now be delivered, my realisation is that I am trying to communicate the same message to what are potentially up to four different types of listener.
My question is therefore - How do I apply the DISC model to address my email distribution list ineffectiveness?
Any thoughts, or experiences shared are greatly appreciated.