From Chaos to Cooperation with 5 Dynamics

From Chaos to Cooperation with 5 Dynamics


An international software alliance, developing revolutionary communication/business tools and applications, was suffering from ineffective communication, dissent and disagreement amongst its staff.

Team members couldn’t “see” the founder’s vision to be able to turn it into workable applications. As a result, their projects suffered from endless iterations and they failed to make deadlines. They had never been able to complete a project; unsurprisingly, this was causing budgetary and morale issues.

After taking the Assessment and using the Teaming tools, the management team discovered that many of their strengths (high-intensity Dynamics) overlapped, and that they also lacked the people with the process intensities necessary both to foster healthy interactions and to logically plan and execute precise plans. The findings came as a revelation to these managers, and they broke the interminable cycle of conflict and inaction that had plagued the organization.


As a consequence of the findings: New individuals were brought on to the board of directors; Certain individuals saw themselves as redundant and decided to leave the team; The team recruited other people with the requisite strengths; Job functions, goals and timelines were clarified and the group is now making record progress; Everyone (including those who left the organization) is on better terms than ever, because the assessment results catalyzed a newfound appreciation for everyone’s abilities.


The Assessment and tools had shifted the group’s perspective to a higher positive ground, and they are now making remarkable progress toward project completion. The increase in the Third Dynamic, Examine, helped the team get projects out on time.

    • Related Articles

    • Understand your Team's Dynamics

      Related Links: Simpli5® your Work Life - Login Page Why use the Teams page? ( I need help working with a team ( Download the attached file below: A PDF of the activity above.
    • MBA Students Use 5 Dynamics

      Challenge One of the Top 5 business schools in the U.S. needed to modify its pivotal first-year curriculum to meet the needs of an increasingly global student body. It wanted to accelerate the learning of new students and increase their ...
    • Strategies for Using 5 Dynamics in Sales

      Download the attached file below: A PDF of the information above.
    • Low Performing Team Rapidly Improves with 5 Dynamics

      Challenge A pharmaceutical company had recently converted its clinical development teams to a matrix structure to attempt to expedite clinical trials and government approval of new drugs. The company felt that decisions were being diffused and slowed ...
    • How a Fractured Team Became Whole Again with 5 Dynamics

      Challenge A multi-national financial firm in a highly regulated environment depended heavily on its compliance team of 13 lawyers to guide them through all aspects of the project completion cycle, and that team had become dysfunctional. The team lead ...