What is team coaching?

Since it is often teams, not individuals, who are tasked with achieving organisational goals, it is vital that they work as efficiently as possible. However the reality of modern teamwork is that people are rarely in the same place at the same time, and meetings (which are often sporadic) have to be conducted across several timezones. Despite this being the norm, it rarely leads to optimum results.

Our team coaching is a powerful tool that brings individuals together to develop their skills, awareness and efficiency in a ‘virtual’ working environment, leading to a more focused overall performance.

What do we offer?

We don’t believe in providing ‘our solutions to your challenges’. Instead we encourage each team member to take responsibility for the group’s combined objectives, giving them the tools to work together and find their own solutions.

Whilst our team coaching programmes are bespoke, each is broadly structured around the following five steps:

  • establishing the team’s objectives with the leader
  • one-to- one sessions with each team member to establish personal objectives
  • a ‘launch event’ where the team establishes its own development agenda
  • a series of workshops over 6-12 months to establish and embed new working practices
  • review progress and ensure sustainable development.

(Additional one-to-one sessions can be offered to team leaders as well as individual team members in order to support their development.)

We have a wide variety of programmes to choose from (below), but if you have more specific requirements that are not covered here, we would be happy to tailor a programme to your needs.

Team leadership

This focuses on developing leaders’ skills to facilitate:

  • understanding of how teams are created, bond and become more collaborative
  • greater trust, mutual accountability and effective working relationships
  • development of a team’s culture, relationships and results
  • the ability to deliver team objectives.

Team objectives

Helping a team to develop clarity about their role and realising what they can achieve together, rather than apart. This leads to:

  • understanding of what is expected from the team
  • clarity of the team’s purpose and principles
  • agreement of objectives and performance measures.

Team strategy

Enabling a team to develop practical action plans that will lead them to their goal. This helps to facilitate:

  • a review of the team’s structure, role and purpose
  • creation of a success model and measures of that success
  • clarifying team policies, processes and agreed ways of working
  • improved communication and more efficient meetings.

Team relationships and dynamics

Enabling individuals to understand what is required of them to work effectively as part of a team. Benefits include:

  • recognition and use of each team member’s talents and skills
  • improved inter-team connections
  • greater emotional intelligence
  • improved trust, understanding and conflict resolution
  • sustained motivation and confidence.

Roles and responsibilities

Defining what is required of individual team members and the team itself. This leads to:

  • clarity of individual roles and accountabilities
  • an understanding of spoken and unspoken expectations
  • creation of effective decision-making processes within the team
  • improved communication strategies for areas of shared responsibility.

Working as a ‘top team’ and the needs of the wider system

Helping senior leadership teams to appreciate the strategic responsibilities of their role. This facilitates:

  • clarity around the identity and purpose of the senior leadership team within the organisation
  • recognition of their responsibilities as role models
  • understanding of what is required to work efficiently in a ‘virtual’ environment.

Working through change, transition and ambiguity

Enabling teams to understand how to work with high levels of complexity and change. Benefits include:

  • a better understanding of the impact of change and ambiguity
  • identification of ways to effectively manage change
  • maintaining focus and efficiency when operating in highly complex environments
  • the ability to manage the impact of restructures.

Building resilience

Teaching a team how to develop resilience when working under pressure. This can provide:

  • an understanding of the core drivers and symptoms of stress
  • recognition of the impact that stress has on creativity, effectiveness and performance
  • knowledge of effective methods of handling stress and developing resilience
  • an understanding of how to apply this knowledge when leading a team.

Contact us about team coaching

For more information about how our team coaching services can help you or your organisation, don’t hesitate to contact us today.