- We orchestrate workshop-based programmes for your team, to promote clear and consistent communication, which will improve outputs and outcomes.
- We ensure that all your team members are aligned behind collective goals and agreed ways of working.
- We help to build supportive, high-performance environments, which can adapt over time and realign to changing circumstances
Everyone loves being in a team.
From account teams and project teams to finance teams, sports teams and chess teams. Apart from people who hate being on a team, that is.
People who like to do things their own way and preferably on their own. But who end up on a team anyway.
Too often, team is a word applied to what is simply a group of people who meet fairly regularly and work on the same thing. But not necessarily together. Sometimes against each other.
We work with your team to create a feeling of shared purpose and togetherness. We reduce prevarication and increase both efficiency and the quality of the end product. And, most times, we help you take greater enjoyment and satisfaction from your work.
Our team coaching programmes have four phases, with the detail and specific interventions of each phase being tailored to your particular needs.
Stage 1: Goal setting
Sounds simple, but this is often the hardest part!
We help you agree what your final goal should be, in terms of overall aspiration and detailed KPIs. We work through timescales and milestones, so that there is a shared understanding of what you need to achieve and by when.
We also look at your individual motivations to make sure that the road map of the project is something that will bring the best out of everyone on the team.
This stage is likely to comprise team workshops and one-to-one interviews, dependent on the current state of play within the team.
Stage 2: Roles and responsibilities
We will work with your team to ensure that there is absolute clarity about who is doing what.
Importantly, we’ll also make sure that everyone knows what they are not doing – the areas where they are expected to leave well alone, and trust their colleagues to get on with the job in hand.
Again, this part sounds easy but can require people to change entrenched habits if the project is to be as successful as possible.
Stage 3: Ways of working
With goals agreed and roles and responsibilities understood, how will do you actually work together?
How often will the team meet? How will everyone report to each other and how will you liaise with internal and external stakeholders? How will the team handle problems and celebrate success?
We’ll help you establish an operational infrastructure that will help to make the team a robust and effective unit when the inevitable pressures of a project start to make their presence felt.
Stage 4: Review and revision
This stage takes place at agreed intervals once the project is up and running, to ensure that you are working as efficiently as possible. We’ll check that the team dynamics are positive, that everyone feels they are able to contribute their best, and that communication is open, timely and clear. We’ll facilitate the team in reviewing the way it works and making appropriate adjustments.