The PuzzleWorkbookNameCompanyDate          © Copyright Ensize           www.ensize.com      1
ContentsThe PuzzleFeedback on the Puzzle	                                  4Basic behaviour		Strengths and limitations	   ...
The PuzzleA method of communication analysis that describes your behaviour style.                                         ...
Feedback on the PuzzleYou recently completed a Puzzle communications analysis. The purpose of theanalysis is to give you a...
Basic behaviourThe basic behaviour reflects your way of relating to your surroundings                when you feel secure ...
Strengths and limitationsAll combinations of behaviour factors are associated with characteristics that can be describedas...
Being good at something often means being less good at its opposite. For example, if weprefer to make quick decisions base...
MotivationWhat motivates one behaviour style is often not at all motivating for another. What makes youfeel motivated?What...
Adapted behaviourYour adapted behaviour reflects how you think you have to behave to fit in with your current  work situat...
What does it meanwhen a colourincreases or decreases in your adaptedbehaviour•	   If Red increases, it means you feel that...
Enter your profile here Basic behaviour                                 Adapted behaviourWhat adaptations do you make?1. I...
2. In what situations do you feel you need to make these adaptations?3. For which of your duties do you feel you need to m...
Professional roleand work situation            4.       © Copyright Ensize        www.ensize.com      13
How can you develop in your worksituation and/or professional role?Based on the report, can you think of ways to be more e...
Exercises        5.   © Copyright Ensize    www.ensize.com      15
Test yourselfWhich colour has the following characteristics? Place an “x” in the colour box you thinkmatches the various c...
Correct answers	 1. 	 Driving	 2. 	 Caring	 3. 	 Talkative		 4.	 Action-oriented	 5. 	 Impatient		 6. 	 Communicative	 7. ...
Discussion exercise – adapted behaviour     When you read the report, what insights did you gain regarding your manner of ...
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When you have recieved your Puzzle DISC report, use this material to reflect on the results. If you want to try out the free Puzzle DISC just visit my LinkedIn profile - Anders Jansson

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  1. 1. The PuzzleWorkbookNameCompanyDate © Copyright Ensize www.ensize.com 1
  2. 2. ContentsThe PuzzleFeedback on the Puzzle 4Basic behaviour Strengths and limitations 6Motivation 8 Adapted behaviourWhat does it mean when a colour increases or decreases? 10What adaptations do you make? 11Professional role and work situationHow can you develop in your work situationand/or professional role? 14ExercisesTest yourself 16Correct answers 17Discussion exercise – adapted behaviour 18 © Copyright Ensize www.ensize.com 2
  3. 3. The PuzzleA method of communication analysis that describes your behaviour style. 1. Copyright Ensize® This booklet may only be © Copyright or printed out by participants who used, copied Ensize www.ensize.com have completed a Carrot analysis through www.ensize.com. 3
  4. 4. Feedback on the PuzzleYou recently completed a Puzzle communications analysis. The purpose of theanalysis is to give you a better understanding of how you typically react to differentcircumstances in your surroundings.Through knowing yourself you can improve The report describes your basic behav-your way of communicating and interacting iour and your adapted behaviour. The basicwith others. “Surroundings” refers here behaviour reflects your way of relating toto everything outside you – other people, your surroundings when you feel secure andevents, circumstances and demands in your relaxed. This is also how you typically be-situation. Different people react differently to have when you find yourself under pressure.the same situation depending on the strength The adapted behaviourreflects the adapta-of their representation in the four DISC tions you think you need to make to livefactors. Dominance, Influence, Stability and up to the demands placed on you in a givenConformity. Each factor reflects a common situation – for example, in your workplace.attitude taken in a given situation. © Copyright Ensize www.ensize.com 4
  5. 5. Basic behaviourThe basic behaviour reflects your way of relating to your surroundings when you feel secure and relaxed. 2. © Copyright Ensize www.ensize.com 5
  6. 6. Strengths and limitationsAll combinations of behaviour factors are associated with characteristics that can be describedas strengths, as well as aspects that my represent limitations. What would you say are yourmost prominent strengths? © Copyright Ensize www.ensize.com 6
  7. 7. Being good at something often means being less good at its opposite. For example, if weprefer to make quick decisions based on a minimum of facts, we are probably not so good atlistening to others and considering the possible risks of a particular decision. What would yousay are your most prominent limitations?Given your strengths and limitations, are there things you might need to think about in orderto be more effective? What might they be? © Copyright Ensize www.ensize.com 7
  8. 8. MotivationWhat motivates one behaviour style is often not at all motivating for another. What makes youfeel motivated?What makes you lose your motivation? © Copyright Ensize www.ensize.com 8
  9. 9. Adapted behaviourYour adapted behaviour reflects how you think you have to behave to fit in with your current work situation. You may find you need to increase or decrease the colours in relation to your basic behaviour. 3. © Copyright Ensize www.ensize.com 9
  10. 10. What does it meanwhen a colourincreases or decreases in your adaptedbehaviour• If Red increases, it means you feel that your work situation or professional role demands that you be more independent and self-driven than you are usually comfortable being. This adaptation is often difficult to maintain over time and may result in a stress reaction.• If Red decreases, it means you feel your work situation or professional role demands that you be more self-effacing and compliant than you usually are. Often this is aconsequence of having to cooperate with someone who is more dominant than you. This adaptationis often difficult to maintain in the long run, and you will probably find some outlet for more independent behaviour.• If Yellow increases, it means you feel your work situation or professional role demands a more self-assured and outgoing attitude than you usually present. If you receive a favourable response to this adaptation, the attitude may eventually become part of your basic behaviour.• If Yellow decreases, it means you feel your work situation or professional role demands that your exhibit a more structured and organized approach to your duties than you usually do. If your basic behaviour is very outgoing and sociable, it may be difficult for you to maintain this adaptation over a long period.• If Green increases, it means you feel your work situation or professional role demands that you present a more secure and tolerant attitude. Depending on the circumstances, it can also mean you feel you need to show a more friendly and open attitude.• If Green decreases, it means you feel your work situation or professional role demands that you be more independent and work faster. This adaptation often stays with you for some time and can even become part of your basic behaviour.• If Blue increases, it means you feel your work situation or professional role demands that you focus more on facts and details than you usually do. As long as you maintain this adaptation, you will be more attentive to the rules in effect and less self-confidant.• If Blue decreases, it means you feel your work situationor professional role demands that you be more independent that you usually are. As long as you maintain this adaptation, you will be less observant of the rules in effect and demonstrate more clearly your ability to work independently. © Copyright Ensize www.ensize.com 10
  11. 11. Enter your profile here Basic behaviour Adapted behaviourWhat adaptations do you make?1. In what situations do you feel you need to make these adaptations? © Copyright Ensize www.ensize.com 11
  12. 12. 2. In what situations do you feel you need to make these adaptations?3. For which of your duties do you feel you need to make these adaptations?4. What do you think is the reason why you make these adaptations? © Copyright Ensize www.ensize.com 12
  13. 13. Professional roleand work situation 4. © Copyright Ensize www.ensize.com 13
  14. 14. How can you develop in your worksituation and/or professional role?Based on the report, can you think of ways to be more effective in your work and in yourcommunication with other people? You might want to consider questions such as: What kindof support do you need from the people around you? What can you do by yourself? Is theresome way in which your supervisor can help you? Try to make a realistic plan of action foryour ongoing development.I will continue to:I will start to:I will stop doing: © Copyright Ensize www.ensize.com 14
  15. 15. Exercises 5. © Copyright Ensize www.ensize.com 15
  16. 16. Test yourselfWhich colour has the following characteristics? Place an “x” in the colour box you thinkmatches the various characteristics. 1. Driving 2. Caring 3. Talkative 4. Action-oriented 5. Impatient 6. Communicative 7. Spontaneous 8. Reserved 9. A good listener1 0. Methodical1 1. Objective 1 2. Strong-willed1 3. Patient1 4. Optimistic1 5. Performance-driven1 6. Time-conscious1 7. Loyal1 8. Systematic 9. Pioneering120. PersuasiveThe correct answers are on the next page. © Copyright Ensize www.ensize.com 16
  17. 17. Correct answers 1. Driving 2. Caring 3. Talkative 4. Action-oriented 5. Impatient 6. Communicative 7. Spontaneous 8. Reserved 9. A good listener1 0. Methodical1 1. Objective 1 2. Strong-willed1 3. Patient1 4. Optimistic1 5. Performance-driven1 6. Time-conscious1 7. Loyal 8. Systematic1 9. Pioneering120. Persuasive © Copyright Ensize www.ensize.com 17
  18. 18. Discussion exercise – adapted behaviour When you read the report, what insights did you gain regarding your manner of communicat- ing and relating to other people? Fill in the following matrix with statements that you think honestly describe you. I am: What I bring to Ideal working When under My limitations the work group: conditions for pressure I can may be: me are: be:1.2.3.4.5. © Copyright Ensize www.ensize.com 18
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