We Are Better Together – The Group Culture Report
Oct 10, 2022
Group Culture

What is Company Culture? 

A company’s culture is difficult to define. It is anything that relates to customs and norms that naturally form within a company. It is not only the perks and benefits but rather the feeling that you get from working somewhere. They are the day-to-day things that seem to just happen without much thought. And yet they are becoming an increasingly crucial part of everyone’s work life.

Why is it important? 

Unsurprisingly, seeing as we spend 1/3 of our working life at or engaged in work, company culture is becoming more important. According to Forbes “In times of great stress, building a strong company culture has never been more important.”   
A Glassdoor survey found that 77% of respondents consider a company’s culture before applying for a job there, and 56% said company culture is more important than salary as it relates to job satisfaction. And that was before the pandemic. 

What is a Group Culture Report? 

Just as individuals have their own preferred working styles, groups in a workplace will also develop their own style or culture. The culture of your workplace impacts your teams’ behaviours, attitudes, personal satisfaction and ultimately success. Company culture affects the way the business runs, and influences the pace of action, attention to detail, and risks taken, which when all put together affects how successful the group are in achieving its goals.  

 “94% of business leaders…say that “agility and collaboration” are critical to their organisation’s success.”

Deloitte’s 2017 Global Human Capital Trends Report 

Maintaining employee satisfaction and understanding your group culture is vital to your business’s success. At DISCsimple, we use DISC to help you understand the most important priorities, needs, goals and behaviours within your culture.  

This brings us to the Group Culture report. To fully understand what kind of culture your group have, all members need to have an individual workplace profile so that they know their preferred behavioural style. A group culture starts with the individual. We know that everyone is a blend of all four styles but that we each have a predominant or preferred style, which will either be: 

  • D style – Doers – fast-paced/task-focused. 
  • I style – Influencers – fast-paced/people-focused. 
  • S style – Supporters – steady-paced/people-focused. 
  • C style – Considerers – steady-paced/task-focused. 

The Group Culture Report highlights the distribution of DISC styles within your group and when assessing your culture, you will be able to see at a glance what your group values most: 

 D or Dominant Styles value Results, Action, and Challenge. 

I or Influencer Styles value Enthusiasm, Collaboration, and Action. 

S or Supporter Styles value Support, Stability, and Collaboration. 

C or Conscientiousness Styles value, Accuracy, Stability, and Challenge. 

You may find that a blend of two styles describes your culture the best. We quite often find that a company will have a collection of similarly styled members and while we know that each style undoubtedly has its good points, I think that we can agree that any team that heavily favours one particular style is likely to have difficulties. When you have identified what style, your group is, you can assess its strengths and challenges with greater objectivity and seek to create balance in order to give your group the best possible chances of success. 

The image is of the Group Culture at DISCsimple amongst its DISCiples. You can see, as you might expect, a high number of people-focused styles, but we do have a good blend of all the styles.


Everything DISC believes that “an organisation’s true potential lies within it’s people,” and DISCsimple use Everything DISC’s learning platform Catalyst, enabling businesses to create a group section. This helps DISC users understand where they stack up in their team and allows them to analyse the most common styles amongst the group. 

Furthermore, Catalyst’s group section can also point out where you may be missing out on certain skills and attributes if you have very few of one particular style as well as showing where you may be clashing with other group members due to your differing styles.   

Using Catalyst’s group function as well as having the Group Culture Report will impact your business. They work together to improve the communication, teamwork, and productivity of your organisation.  

 Only 15% of employees worldwide feel engaged in their jobs.” – Deloitte. 

Understanding your group culture will not only improve the way your business works but help employees to engage and increase their satisfaction, creating a more efficient workplace. 

This blog was written by the immensely talented Joe (blogs) Quintana. Connect with him on LinkedIn

Keeping things simple in a complicated world.

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