“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success”. (Henry Ford)
Why team coaching?
The goal of team coaching is improved team dynamics and performance which in turn leads to an improvement in business metrics.
- NEW TEAM: Coaching can help you clarify your team purpose, agree and practice ways of working together to maximise team effectiveness
- ESTABLISHED TEAM: Coaching can help you move your team to a higher level of performance which is sustainable.
What problems could team coaching solve?
Team coaching is designed to solve the problems that result from poor team dynamics which may include failing to deliver value for key stakeholders.
By improving team dynamics, teams communicate, collaborate and make decisions more effectively, learn to resolve disagreements, become more supportive, resilient. As a result team performance improves.
What is the process for Team Coaching?
Team coaching is not a quick fix, rather a change process that happens over time. Coaching will provide a framework and support which empowers the team to discover, learn together, develop and integrate new behaviours which will improve team effectiveness.
We will co-design the process with the team. The process often involves a series of team workshops, team coaching in meetings and 1:1 coaching sessions. Typically, it could take between 6 months and a year.
The Team Coaching Journey
The team coaching process usually has two phases.
- Scoping and Contracting & Design
- Initial exploratory/scoping discussion with Team Leader (and sponsors).
- Inquiry process to understand more about the team’s current effectiveness, goals and coaching needs.
- Discovery, diagnosis and design of the future team development agenda – all co-created with the team.
- Contract for Phase 2
- Implementation and Review
- Implementation of the actions co-created. This might be a series of team workshops, one to one coaching, coaching real time in meetings, etc.
- Review and evaluation. Ongoing reflection on progress, learnings and opportunities for team and individual development and adaptation of the development agenda as needed.
How can a team justify the investment?
- Improved Team performance resulting in improved KPI’s
- Improved motivation, engagement and retention of team members
- More innovation and creativity
- Waterfall effect of team members own teams and other teams in the organisation.
What does a team have to commit to, to get a taste of the programme?
The first commitment is to the inquiry and discovery (Phase 1).
What does the team need for this to be successful?
- Willingness to change
- Capacity to Change
- Commitment to Change
- Commitment to the time involved
- Stakeholder support
Why should your team consider working with The Pearson Practice?
- We understand teams.
- We have been members of leadership teams and have experienced good and not so good team dynamics.
- We have led senior teams and tackled team dynamic issues.
- We are trained and accredited coaches and have coached team leaders.
- We are trained team coaches with the Global team Coaching Institute.