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I sold my boss on purchasing the DISC profiles for our team members, but wants to know how long the surveys are. The DISC website doesn't really give information on that, and I couldn't find any in the forums.

Does anyone have a general idea on this based on your experience?

Any help would  be appreciated!

 

Thanks,

 

Caleb

wendii's picture

There's 28 questions - it shouldn't take more than 20 minutes for each of you to complete it.

Wendii

calebmcnary's picture

 Very helpful, thanks Wendii!

calebmcnary's picture

 And a follow up question: when purchasing through the MT website, is that for the online test version? Not a lot of info on the purchase page as to process.

 

Thanks!

wendii's picture

Yes.. once you've purchased, you get a coupon code to use on the Inscape website and that allows you to take the test there. You get emailed the results. If you have more than 10 people wanting to take the test, email us at [email protected] and we can make it a bit easier for you.

Wendii

calebmcnary's picture

 Perfect, thanks for following up with me!

sjwingr's picture

Hi,

It sounds like you are referring to the DISC Classic, which is an older version of DISC.  The latest "third generation" Everything DISC profiles provide much more personalized and application-focused feedback.  They are also more statistically valid and accurate.  Instead of the 28-question "forced choice" responses that DISC Classic uses, they use an updated "Adaptive Testing" model which includes over 79 Likert scale (1-5 range of most like me to least like me) on phrase statements.  While it sounds like more questions (79+ vs 28), people actually take the assessment faster and have less anxiety in taking it because they don't have to choose one behavioral characteristic over another.  If you'd like to learn more about these newer assessments, I'd be happy to chat with you.  Give me a call at 1.888.871.1780 or email me at [email protected].

Best,

Sharon

dfbfloyd's picture

Hi Caleb,

It really depends on which version you're taking. The DISC Profile (DISC Classic) is a paper booklet  that should take about 20 minutes to complete and score. The online version, DISC Profile 2.0, should only take 10-15 minutes because the scoring is automated. I really like the online version because it returns a comprehensive narrative report that's extremely easy for people to understand. We find that companies like this version as well. Especially since they can add their logo and contact information to the front of the report. However, there are a lot of situations where taking the online profile is not feasible.

Sharon is right on with the information about the improved DISC profiles and the use of Adaptive Testing. It's an exciting improvement and definitely provides more accurate results. If you ever decide to try one of the Everything DISC Profiles, keep in mind that there are several options depending on what you're trying to accomplish. The Everything DISC product line includes:

Good luck! I hope your boss finds the results useful and decides to continue to use them.

Sincerely,

Don Bowlby
Corexcel

Lpaine's picture

Is there any substantial difference in the results of the two instruments?

Larry Paine

calebmcnary's picture

 Thanks Don and Sharon for your feedback, this helps a lot. 

mattc's picture

 Caleb,

It usually takes about 15-20 minutes to complete the profile. The questions are pretty basic and you simply chose preferences. It will take a lot longer if someone overanalyzes every item ;-)

Taking the profile is only the first step though, it is what you do with the information that will take time. A DISC Profile's real strength is it's application. People get the most out of it if they get a good introduction to DISC at the same time as they receive their profiles. Connecting both events give you the bang for your bucks. A good intro takes about 1.5 to 2 hours in groups of 5 - 10 participants.

Let me know if you have any more questions, I have access to all that stuff ;-) My boss is also putting up a website with information about DISC, it just takes so much time to put it all together. He has used DISC for over 15 years, so he's got a lot of experience and info. http://www.8factors.com

Matt

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calebmcnary's picture

 Very cool Matt, thanks for the info.

mattc's picture

Let me know if you need anything else ;)

Matt