Workflow Process: What Are Your Strengths?

Bill Murray in Groundhog Day

Do you ever feel like you are Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, reliving the same experiences over and over again? With awareness of your natural Energy levels and the Energetic preferences of your team, you can learn to create different outcomes and move away from February 2nd.

Many of 5 Dynamics‘ roots are deep in Gestalt psychology. Gestalt concerns itself with what people focus on, and what they don’t notice at the same time. This determines where they apply their Energy, and where they get stuck. Often, a team will get their work done, but suffers through the same problems on every project. We see this phenomenon in teams all the time, but why?

The Energies of the team drive:

  • What they see and what they miss
  • Where they focus and where they don’t
  • What they do and what they avoid
  • etc.

This applies to individuals working alone as well.

By tending appropriately to your team’s Energy levels and each of the Five Dynamics, (Explore, Excite, Examine, Execute, & Evaluate) you can improve your outcomes and satisfaction. What are you doing when your focus starts to wander? Do you see a pattern? If so, this is where you need to look and consciously apply your Energy. By optimizing your approach with minor tweaks, you can experience better results, both personally and as a team.

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