Welcome to the Five Elements model of communication styles, a powerful diagnostic tool designed to help you reach your full potential.

In our era of Covid-19 and lockdown, communication is more difficult – and more important – than ever before.

Have you ever spent hours agonising over an email, deciding whether to call a client, or feeling like you’re out of touch with your organisation’s values and plans? Have you ever felt like you can’t seem to get your message across? If you relate to some or all of the above, then we have the solution: the Five Elements model of communication styles will identify what your communication style and adaptability quadrant are, which will help you to adjust your approach and become a more successful communicator.

Say goodbye to feeling out of touch, and harness the power of the Five Elements!

What are the Five Elements?

Five Elements is a model of communication styles. Each style corresponds to one of the five Chinese elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, water. The five styles are Visioning (where do we want to be?), Planning (how will we get there?), Facilitating (what resources are necessary?), Doing (what actions need to happen?), and Checking (what have we achieved? where are we now?). Each style has strengths and weaknesses to consider, and interacts with other communication styles in different ways.

How does it work?

The Five Elements diagnostic is quick and easy, taking no more than 8 minutes to complete online. Head over to the “Take The Test” page, pay quickly via debit or credit card, and then complete the questions. Each question will ask you to rank a group of statements, awarding more points to the more relevant statements, and less points to the irrelevant ones. After you have finished, your report will be immediately available for download from the website; you will also be emailed a copy of the report.

What do I get?

You’ll get a detailed 15-20 page report (the size of the report varies depending on your results!) explaining your communication style/s, adaptability quadrant, where any communicative weaknesses lie, and a whole host of other useful (and actionable) insight.

What is the cost?

It costs £25.00 (inclusive of UK VAT). We are keeping the price low to make the Five Elements diagnostic affordable for individuals but also teams and groups who wish to share their results with each other.

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What Client's Say

Many teams these days are put together in a hurry to serve a particular need or when a business gets to a certain size and needs a leadership team. In both cases, the danger is that assumptions are made around individuals' capabilities and roles within the team, resulting in key abilities being missed, and not harnessed for the benefit of the team. With The 5 Elements model, this ambiguity can be removed. The 5 Elements model ensures all elements are present and that individuals are best placed within teams, whilst also creating awareness of and solutions to potential conflicts within teams. This is a fantastic model that all teams should embrace to ensure continued success.

The 5 Elements Model sets out a clear road map of questions that can help organisations and leaders find their direction. It steers questions through a systematic process that starts with 'Checking and ends with Checking'. It is a clear, easy to understand and follow model, which can be used for the benefit of the team. The model ensures clear direction through all elements and identifies who is best placed within the team to lead and carry out the process. The 5 elements model is a valuable tool to support leaders with the complexity of leadership.

If the Motivational Maps make us aware of the needs and wants of an individual through identifying their attitudes, beliefs and values, The 5 Elements model takes it a stage further. This model essentially unlocks an understanding of the preferred behaviours of an individual, these behaviours being driven by the wants and needs, as identified by the Motivational Maps. Armed with this knowledge we are far better placed to engender effective performance management strategies which are deeply embedded in the needs and wants of the individual, or the team, bringing about dynamic change and benefit to all concerned.