The sum of the whole is worth more than the parts, and yet teams often operate as individual contributors rather than as a collaborative whole.
Team coaching is for a team (not a group of individuals) which has a collective goal, the achievement of which surpasses their current operating model. Team coaching involves real learning in real time about real problems that the team is facing; it enables the team to behave differently together and with their stakeholders; and it challenges them to unlearn now unhelpful assumptions and beliefs that get in the way of their transformation.
Team coaching enables the team to live up to its collective potential, by:
- clarifying the deliverables of the team according to its external stakeholders
- working on its purpose, objectives and roles
- creating a team culture that gets the most out of each other
- engaging with external stakeholders
- continuously learning from successes and mistakes.
The team identifies its individual and collective goals for coaching with the coach, and the coach facilitates their best thinking about how to achieve these goals.
For maximum impact, we recommend a programme of team coaching that lasts for a year. Frequency and duration will depend on the goals of the team.