Key Strategies for You
- Use the Project Completion Cycle and the 5 Dynamics language in meetings, roles and deliverables.
- Ensure there is complete clarity around roles, procedures and boundaries.
- With the team, create a set of values and behavioral norms; emphasize these at every opportunity.
- Check in regularly with each individual regarding his or her levels of satisfaction and success.
Crucial Simpli5 Resources
In Simpli5 at the Teams tab, open your team. If your team has not already been created, you can create your own private (draft) version or ask that your team leader create and publish the “official” version.
For this application, at minimum you should review the Team Spider Graph, Team Dynamics, and
Learning Chart. Other helpful team content includes Leading the Team, Tent Cards and Name Badges.
- At your team’s page, scroll down to Resources and tap the Learning Charts module.
- Build and create a learning chart to include everyone on the team.
- Distribute the chart(s) at your next team meeting.
- Use these charts, especially at team meetings, to become proficient in speaking to people
according to their own learning preferences.
Team Spider Graph
- At your team’s page, tap “Generate Spider Graph” below the Team Energy table.
- Build and create a spider graph of up to 12 members at a time. If you have more than 12 people on
a team, think about how you can break them into smaller sub-teams.
- If this is not practical, then use the Team Energy table at the top of the team’s page to complete
the New Team Interpretation, instructions listed below.
New Team Interpretation
Using either a Team Spider Graph or the Team Energy table, count the number of high energies
(Effortless, Effortless+, or Abundant) in each of the four dynamics. For standing teams, the goal is to be
approximately balanced. If one or more of the Energies is over- or underrepresented, it means that team
is imbalanced. (Special purpose teams can be imbalanced, depending on their mission.)
At an early team meeting, share the Team Spider Graph(s) or the Team Energy table and the table
Questions to Ask
- What will be the outward signs if we fall into each of the traps cited above?
- Whose job is it to be on the watch for these issues?
- As they are identified, what are reasonable ways to deal with them?
- Who has ownership of the situation?
- What do you want to contribute to the team?
- Specifically, what types of support do you need from the team?
- Who are our key stakeholders?
- What is our strategy for dealing with each of them?
- What is our communications strategy?
What the Energies Frequently Seek from a Team Experience
• Opportunities to
• Chance to learn
• Find solutions
• Ability to engage on a
• Standard operating
• A well-formed plan
• Victory over obstacles
• Feeling empowered
• Tangible rewards
Manage Your Boss
Key Strategies for You Subtly support your boss in their lower Energies. Write and speak in your boss’s preferred learning style(s). Stay abreast of where your boss focuses their time, attention, and energy. Steps to Take Learn their energy profile. ...
Ideas for Individuals
Below are some simple ways individuals can use Simpli5® in their everyday work. Sign up for our quarterly newsletter to get valuable Simpli5 insights directly in your inbox. Go to Simpli5.com and scroll to the bottom of the page; enter your email in ...
I need help on the Training Center page
The Simpli5® Training Center provides video tutorials to help you understand and apply the 5 Dynamics® methodology. Currently, the Training Center includes two modules: Fundamentals Training. The Fundamentals Training Program is designed to give you ...
Key Strategies for You Genuinely empathize by suppressing discussion of what you want. Know and use the other person’s Learning Preferences. Appeal to the leverage points of the other person’s highest energy or energies. Anticipate objections and ...
Simpli5 Individual Content (Overview)
The individual content, as with all Simpli5 content, takes a strengths-based approach. They are great for getting a better understanding of self. They use a simple language and visual format to express each person’s innate approach to the world. “Ah, ...