Background & Opportunity
When R5CC director Kimberly Hambrick started building her team, she leaned into her knowledge and certification in the Maxwell Method of DISC and asked her team to complete the Maxwell Method DISC Communication Impact Report assessment – a measure of how each one of us is uniquely wired in terms of our communication and collaboration styles. Kimberly knew once the team understood their own and others’ communication styles, they could collaborate more easily and build cohesion by playing off each other’s strengths.
Seeing the benefits first-hand, R5CC staff realized that state clients and their teams could also benefit from understanding their own and adapting to others’ communication styles, especially within the fast-paced state education agency (SEA) environment. By moving internal efforts to build communication capacity out to the states, R5CC helped state clients in Virginia and West Virginia communicate and collaborate more effectively.