Are you trying to improve how your team works together? Looking for an engaging and impactful team building activity? Or just preparing for a team offsite and trying to get your team talking about how they communicate and collaborate? Then you've come to the right place, because TeamDynamics is the right solution.

What is TeamDynamics?

TeamDynamics is the first personality test specifically built to help modern teams assess and improve how they work together. A fast and convenient online survey gathers input from everyone on a team. These responses are then analyzed to evaluates the team's behaviors along the 4 most important dimensions of modern teamwork:

  1. How the team shares information (Communicating),
  2. How the team interprets that information (Processing),
  3. How the team decides on a course of action (Deciding), and
  4. How the team then works towards its objectives (Executing).

Each team is then placed into one of 16 team "types," reflecting the behaviors it most commonly exhibits along these 4 dimensions. Learn more about the 16 TeamDynamics.

In addition, each individual team member receives an individual evaluation of how their personal preferences align with the team's behaviors. Called their "CoDynamics," these insights reveal where an individual likely feels in sync, or in tension, with their TeamDynamics. This helps an individual label and recognize moments when they may feel more or less comfortable working with the rest of their team, and adjust their approach accordingly.

These results are delivered to each individual on a team in the form of a unique report (containing an individual's CoDynamics) as well as a team-wide facilitation guide presentation that can be used to have a robust, action-oriented discussion about the team's behavioral norms and how they can improve how they work together.

Why is TeamDynamics helpful?

We spend just as much time today with our coworkers as we do with our loved ones. We have tools to manage our relationships with partners: love languages, compatibility tests, therapy, and more. But when it comes to relationships with our professional teams, we're flying blind. It doesn't have to be that way.

  • Can you describe your team's working style and relationship dynamics? Would everyone on your team give a consistent answer? You need a common language before you can have a constructive conversation about where you'd like to be.
  • What is your team's "personality?" A team is more than the sum of its parts. Your team has emergent behaviors and preferences that can't be fully explained by the individuals in it. You need a tool to help you understand both your team and where you fit in — or don't.
  • How should you work together? Once you have a shared understanding of where you are, your team can answer questions like, "What are our norms and expectations? Are they working for us?" Through these ongoing conversations, you'll make more deliberate — and impactful — choices as a team.

TeamDynamics gives you the tools to take your team’s performance to the next level with a unique assessment of your team’s behaviors and tailored recommendations for each team member.


How do managers use TeamDynamics?

Managers use TeamDynamics for team building, to help them manage their team better, and to improve their recruiting, hiring and new employee onboarding. Here's how managers can use TeamDynamics to improve their team's performance.

Team building with TeamDynamics

High performing teams use TeamDynamics to:

  • Define team culture and values: TeamDynamics gives a manager a map of the core behaviors of their team, setting the foundation to then layer on company culture and values, creating a robust way of operating as a team.
  • Set actionable team norms: The most effective team norms are clearly defined, consistently understood, and measurable over time. TeamDynamics makes this easy: covering all aspects of how teams work together, your TeamDynamics report provides concrete, data-driven insights into a team’s current behaviors, as well as a powerful framework and language for discussing them.
  • Conduct high-impact team offsites: Every team should leave every offsite better than before: communicating more naturally, problem solving more effectively, making better decisions, and executing more efficiently. With TeamDynamics, a manager can forget about trust falls and escape rooms. Sign your team up for TeamDynamics, set aside a portion of the offsite to discuss the results with the included facilitation guide, and in as little as 45 minutes you’ll have developed a shared language for your team’s behaviors, discussed concrete actions your team can take to grow and develop, and walked away with a better understanding of how each individual syncs with the team. This means your team can perform that much better starting the very next day.

Using TeamDynamics for team management

Managers use their TeamDynamics results to:

  • Coach your team members: Individualized CoDynamics results provide a fact-based blueprint for how each member of your team can level up their performance, help others on the team, and improve their day-to-day experience, making it a snap for you to be the best coach you can be.
  • Turbocharge cross-team collaboration: TeamDynamics provides a roadmap of how your team gets things done, which you can use when setting up cross-team and cross-functional projects. Even better, encourage other teams to get their TeamDynamics, as well — and then facilitate a discussion during the project kickoff to improve inter-team communication and collaboration.
  • Resolve team conflicts: Use your TeamDynamics report to get to the root causes of workplace conflicts in a way that is objective, impartial, and positive. And then use your TeamDynamics recommendations to create an action plan towards resolution, getting your team back on track.

Improving recruiting and hiring with TeamDynamics

Hiring managers use TeamDynamics to:

  • Hone your recruiting pitch: With TeamDynamics, your entire team is equipped with the insights and language to answer these questions confidently, consistently, and correctly. This allows you to emphasize to recruits how your team works and what makes it special, helping you attract and retain top talent.
  • Refine your interview process: TeamDynamics provides a concrete, systematic depiction of how your team works, making it easy to assess where potential candidates might naturally fit, or feel tension, in working with the team.
  • Accelerate new hire onboarding: Share your TeamDynamics with any new team member during their first week on the job to give them a guide for working with the rest of the group. Then have the whole team retake their TeamDynamics after 30 days to see if the new team member has changed the team’s ways of working.

How does TeamDynamics compare to other personality tests?

TeamDynamics is fundamentally different than other leading personality tests available today, like MBTI, StrengthsFinder (CliftonStrengths), DiSC, and HBDI. Rather than focusing on the personality of the individual, TeamDynamics assesses the behaviors of a group; this makes it uniquely suited for team building in a modern professional context.

Unlike these other personality tests, TeamDynamics provides a team personality profile with actionable recommendations to improve team performance. It also provides an easy-to-apply framework for describing your team's behaviors and preferences, which you can then use when interacting with other teams and prospective team members. And it makes it easy to facilitate a team building activity based on your TeamDynamics results, with a personalized presentation to facilitate an actionable team discussion

If your team has already tried another personality test, TeamDynamics is the perfect complement. By focusing on understanding the emergent properties of the team, TeamDynamics can be combined with other individual-focused personality tests to give you insight into both individual and team interactions.

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