Lunchclub & Truity Team Up to Supercharge Career Networking with the DISC12 October 2021 / By Megan Malone Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 12, 2021
Ever had a serendipitous meeting with a colleague, a work partner or someone in an unrelated field, who fundamentally changed how you think? Or even led you to a new career opportunity? If you have, you know how exciting and transformative that experience can be -- and you also know how much of it can be based on luck, good timing and sheer chance.
Lunchclub is helping to take some of the luck out of the networking equation, with its AI-based super-connector that suggests introductions for 1:1 video connections to help people connect and advance their careers. Truity is now teaming up with Lunchclub to offer its users both research-backed DISC career assessments to further empower meaningful connections and in-depth insights into their work styles and professional development paths.
“The DISC offers research-backed guidance to advance and guide your career opportunities at any stage of your professional life. By integrating this robust tool into Lunchclub’s AI, we thought it would also be a great way to accelerate connections between like-minded professionals. Meeting someone in your field with a similar DISC style, for example, could illuminate so many past and future career decisions and lessons -- and is something I would love to have had,” said Molly Owens, CEO & Founder of Truity. “We’re excited to see how the DISC enriches career paths and connections for Lunchclub users.”
“We’re excited to partner with Truity to offer our community a research-backed DISC assessment. We know this will help members build self-awareness and ultimately lead to stronger connections,” said Vlad Novakovski, CEO & Founder of Lunchclub.
What is the DISC Assessment?
The DISC system is a simple but powerful way to understand people's behavior and the way they interact with one another. This system describes people — and their behavior — in terms of four personality types: Drive, Influence, Support, and Clarity.
Although everyone uses all four styles, most of us depend on one or two most of the time. Understanding your dominant style can help you to understand how others see you, where conflict is likely to arise, and what sorts of work roles suit you best.
Benefits of Using DISC in Your Career
DISC assessments are frequently used in the workplace to help teammates better understand one another and how to work together. Whether you're taking this assessment as a team activity or on your own, you can expect to gain a better understanding of how you approach the people around you.
Want to get started? Login or join Lunchclub today and take Truity’s research-backed DISC assessment. Your assessment will help inform Lunchclub’s connections engine, matching you with some who share your work style and preferences. You’ll also be able to access a detailed, free Truity report of your DISC type. Not a Lunchclub member? Join here and earn 30 Clubpoints.
Here are six benefits of using DISC in your professional development.
1. Gain greater self-awareness
Self-awareness is a key component of personal and professional development. The better you understand yourself, the better you can work with others and find roles and tasks that are meaningful to you. The DISC is an easy-to-understand system that nearly anyone can quickly implement to create change in their professional life.
2. Connect better with other people
Understanding your personality and the DISC personalities on your team will help you connect better with your teammates and boss. It can help you predict how people will react in various situations and limit conflict and confrontations — which can negatively impact job performance and satisfaction.
3. Improve your workplace communication
As we adapt to more hybrid and virtual work environments, it is perhaps more important than ever to have clear, positive communication with your team. The DISC system can help you tailor your communication to get along with a more diverse range of personalities.
4. Discover what work roles suit you best
Different personality types tend to excel and enjoy different job roles. For example, those who score high in Support tend to perform well in roles that include assisting and taking care of other people, while those who score high in Drive tend to take charge and take on leadership roles. By understanding which of these styles you prefer, you can design a career that’s best suited for you.
5. Improve networking skills
Whether you’re looking to strengthen your career connections, get advice or just mingle with like-minded people, having strong networking skills is essential. When you understand your DISC personality, you can go into networking interactions with a stronger sense of what you’re looking for and how to interact with other individuals. You may specifically want to connect with people similar to you — or people with vastly different DISC personalities to get different perspectives.
6. Find mentors, coaches and partners
They say that “opposites attract” in love, and the same could be said in careers. We enjoy working with people similar to ourselves, but growth tends to happen when we surround ourselves with people who have different unique strengths. If you’re looking to partner with a mentor, professional coach, or business partner, the DISC system can help find people who have skills in areas you lack, and vice versa.