“The secret of getting
ahead is getting started.”
Mark Twain, Author
There’s no question teamwork is a powerful ingredient for success. But it can also be illusive and difficult to create, manage, and perpetuate that magical combination of people, skills, chemistry, purpose, leadership, collaboration, communication, and respect.
How do you take a team from good to great – and should you even try?
How do you transform a dysfunctional team – and is it even possible?
Yes! That’s where team coaching comes in. Team coaching isn’t just a day-long offsite meeting where the group grits its teeth, completes a team exercise, and participates in an obligatory brainstorm – all while thinking: “Nothing is going to change.” “None of these ideas are really going to happen.”
Team coaching is a deeper, more meaningful, longer-term effort that produces lasting results. It requires a commitment.
While the approach is customized for each team, we generally start with research. The team completes a combination of assessments from which we surface and share themes, patterns, and learnings. From those, we establish goals and create an action plan to drive the desired changes. Then, we do regular individual coaching and group coaching that are supported by exercises and activities (completed independently and collectively). We work together to track results against the goals. The typical outcome is improved performance and greater engagement.
As Helen Keller said, "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." I would add: Especially if we are working together in an effort to find ways to better work together through team coaching.