Team Development

 

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Team Development Days

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

Team Development always begins with the concepts that explore and establish the actual process of team working, and what the word “team” means to the people in the room, their individual and collective roles, and the reason why the team exists in the first place (“what is our compelling purpose”?)

In my experience, every team is unique and there is never a “one size fits all” solution, so I always start by exploring with the leader what they want to achieve by bringing the team together and where they would like to focus their attention. As part of the team development process, I may ask each team member to complete a short personality psychometric, such as MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) or FIRO (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation). Both surveys are useful tools for exploring how each team member likes to work (their preferences, wants and needs) and how these fit within the wider team by focusing on team strengths, potential blind spots as well as developing greater trust, which lies at the heart of a functioning, cohesive team.

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Team Coaching

Team Coaching is enabling a team to function at more than the sum of its parts, by clarifying its mission and improving its external and internal relationships.

Team Coaching focuses on improving team performance and the methods to achieve a common or shared team goal. Individuals are enabled through Team Coaching to think and work better in the context of the task, the group and the organisation and to tackle the obstacles to peak performance.

Team Coaching

Team Coaching is enabling a team to function at more than the sum of its parts, by clarifying its mission and improving its external and internal relationships.

Team Coaching focuses on improving team performance and the methods to achieve a common or shared team goal. Individuals are enabled through Team Coaching to think and work better in the context of the task, the group and the organisation and to tackle the obstacles to peak performance.

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Why Team Coaching?

As the leader of the team you might be observing that the quality of the team’s work is very variable and depends on how the members of the team are working together and how they are individually aligned to the team’s key goals and tasks.

Helping the team to think better is no easy task. The role of the coach is to create the openings for the team to reflect on what is working well for them already and where their biases and weaknesses are to be found.

What to expect from Team Coaching

A true team coaching approach – experience, realism, pragmatism, honesty, equality and respect, with a robust mix of support and challenge.

One of the main aspects of team coaching is creating the opportunity for the team to participate in high quality reflection. This will result in:

1. Understanding and Insight – key motivators for positive change
2. The combining of diverse opinions and views – leading to improved levels of performance
3. Feedback from team members at all levels – a kind of ‘upwards feedback’ which is known to improve leadership decisions

Team coaching is a highly cost-effective way of enhancing team performance and development.

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What to expect from Team Coaching

A true team coaching approach – experience, realism, pragmatism, honesty, equality and respect, with a robust mix of support and challenge.

One of the main aspects of team coaching is creating the opportunity for the team to participate in high quality reflection. This will result in:

1. Understanding and Insight – key motivators for positive change
2. The combining of diverse opinions and views – leading to improved levels of performance
3. Feedback from team members at all levels – a kind of ‘upwards feedback’ which is known to improve leadership decisions

Team coaching is a highly cost-effective way of enhancing team performance and development.