It’s hard to resist those fun-loving Everything DiSC® Needs Badges!
If you are unfamiliar with the needs badges, they are magnetic badges that communicate a psychological need in a fun way. For example, “My need is….” stability, enthusiasm, results, collaboration, accuracy. There is even one that declares a need for coffee and another for happy hour!
Here’s a few tips to use the needs badges to reinforce DiSC® & have fun!
1) Team Meeting Icebreaker
Sprinkle the Everything DiSC® Needs Badges in the center of the conference table. Have each person choose a badge that represents a need that they currently have in the meeting. In a round robin fashion, have each person share what their need is and why.
What people share will range from light to serious. Tune into what they share and ask questions if you are curious to learn more. Have fun!
2) Use as a Decoder Ring
Do you remember mood rings that would communicate your mood depending on the color that your ring turned? If I remember correctly, colors like bright green and blue were good and if my ring cast a dark gloomy color, it was a signal for others to stay away!
Needs badges can be used in a similar way to help people understand your need for the moment. My recommendation would be to stash a set of Everything DiSC® Needs Badges in your desk. Throughout the day, change your badge as your needs change.
You may start out the day with the “My need is…Coffee” badge. If you are heading to a meeting to plan a project, perhaps you may wear the badge “collaboration.” And if you can’t find a badge that completely describes your need, then grab the blank badge and write it in!
3) Reinforce a Culture of Diversity
Provide anyone who completes Everything DiSC® with their choice of a needs badge that helps communicate one of their style’s priorities. When people wear their badges, they will find that it is a conversation-starter to talk about what’s important to them using DiSC® language.
People will become curious and ask about the DiSC® style(s) that they relate to and inquire about the styles and behaviors that they don’t relate to. Hopefully, people will be able to laugh about their differences and embrace diversity.
When DiSC® is embedded in your organization’s culture, the needs badges becomes a valuable gift and reward! Everybody wants one! Recognize accomplishments and progress with a box of Everything DiSC® needs badges.
5) Social Mixer Conversation Starters
In addition to name tags, have everyone at your event choose a needs badge at check-in.
Because the badges are magnetic, everyone can wear them and they won’t fall off. People don’t need to know DiSC® to have fun with the needs badges and they do not have to talk DiSC® to use the badges. People just need to get curious and ask each other why they chose that particular badge.
Remember, there are even blank name badges that you can create your own need. You will be surprised by the conversations that the badges will spark!
If you are interested in learning more about the Everything DiSC® Needs Badges or order a set, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-224-6694.
A starter set is only $22.00 + shipping and it includes the following needs:
- Happy Hour
- To be a Star.
A box of blank needs badges is only $20.00 + shipping for 10 badges. Click here to pick yours up today.
And if you would like to know more about Everything DiSC® or any of our other solutions for building effective teams and leaders, please contact us today and we will work with you to come up with a custom plan to help your organization and business rise to the next level.