Team Coaching works because there is consistency and commitment to continuous personal and professional growth based on mutual respect and trust between coach and coachees. Outcomes are measurable; goals are reached; new goals set; change embraced; productivity rises; self-confidence improves; communication is enhanced; staff are happier and more satisfied and they appreciate the investment made in them.
Developing Successful Teams
Teams are motivated when they believe that what they are doing is worthwhile, when individuals within the team are in control of achieving their goals, and when they all feel appreciated and/or acknowledged for their contribution.
Teams are also much more successful when they understand each individual’s personality, have a common purpose and understand each person's motivation for doing the job.
Through working with clients one-on-one and through workshops with the whole team (which can result in a Vision Statement for that team, and a set of goals for them to achieve) the team works more closely together, improves their relationships with each other, identifies personal and workplace values and improves productivity.
Communication, or lack of it, can cause a huge number of problems including conflict within teams Natures Coaching coaches' have extensive experience in communication and conflict resolution strategies to positively shape work teams.
What difference does coaching make in the workplace?
Better communication, greater co-operation, increased self-awareness, less conflict, overall improvement in performance, reduced turnover of staff.
The primary reasons for introducing Team Coaching
The primary reasons for introducing Team Coaching are to accelerate:
- Improvement in performance
- Changes in behaviour
- Overcoming personal shortcomings
Examples of Team Coaching:
- Coaching for skills focuses on the team's development needs (eg leadership and communication skills.)
- Coaching for team performance focuses more broadly on a team's effectiveness
- Coaching for development focuses on the team's new approach and direction
- Coaching for team invigoration focuses on how to encourage new ideas and then get the team necessary to translate and evaluate them to see if these would be best ways to achieve the team goals.
- Coaching for team creativity is an integral part of team building. It requires the efforts, contributions and coordination of the team if an idea is to be successfully implemented. Looking at the organisation as a whole, the team creativity principle stresses that everyone has in some way a contribution towards achieving the set objectives.
- Communication skills - listening, reflecting endorsing, supportive communication skills, giving feedback;
- Develop Teamwork skills
- Team building spirit and support
- Time Management
- Performance Criteria