Many organizations select from among a variety of commercially available psychometric profiling tools to help them assess their teams and help team members assess themselves individually.

Many of the tools that exist were created late in the 20th century based upon Carl G. Jung’s ground-breaking work in the earlier part of that century. Such tools are very effective but they required updating to account for the evolution of human behaviour and organizational realities in the 21st century.

In 2007, a team of experts used the same Jungian principles to develop a new way of evaluating a number of critical dimensions of human behaviour. They began with one simple question: What drives the performance of successful people and successful teams? 

After some study, there was one major conclusion that was evident. Specific key behaviours, rooted in individual psychological preferences, were an important contributor to success. The other conclusion was that an elevated understanding of one’s personal psychological preferences, while desirable, did not correlate to success.

The team of experts developed measurement tools and created a number of corresponding profiles that are designed to serve individuals and teams. DYNAMIX is intended for use by individuals seeking to improve both their awareness and their performance. At the core of the DYNAMIX measurement tool is a proprietary evaluator that uses easy-to-understand sentences which feeds a proprietary algorithm to analyse selections made by respondents. When the evaluator is completed, the responses are divided into 3 distinct components.

The first component is an analysis of responses linked to individual psychological attitudes and functions such as Introversion, Extraversion, Thinking and Feeling.

The second component is a quantitative measurement of responses linked to the use of Carl G. Jung’s two irrational functions, Sensing and Intuition.

The third component is a section called ‘Key Indicators of Success’ which summarizes the responses to statements linked to four different observable kinds of successful behaviour. It measures the use of Courage, Growth, Commitment and Discipline, providing some perspective on how personal psychological preferences translate into actions that are intended to produce success.

DYNAMIX is intended to be used as a first step in the understanding of personal preferences based on a 21st century understanding of the Jungian behavioral model. It is intended for use in a team context as one of several tools that can help an individual identify some of their key strengths and opportunities for improvement.