What is Team Coaching?
All the benefits of 1:1 coaching, but for the whole team.
We believe that the best way to coach a team is to take a Relational Coaching approach. This brings out into the open all that is happening between people that is currently unspoken, stuff that can impact peak performance:
The petty politics.
The unspoken fears or jealousies.
The habits of not sharing best practice or covering our own backs.
The lack of joined up thinking.
In short the ‘stuff’ that eats away at your team and leads to role dissatisfaction, anxiety, burn out, sickness and ultimately the resignation of promising talent.
A small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, set of performance goals and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable.
Katzenburger & Smith
Why team coaching?
Team coaching is a subtle and powerful intervention that, over time, supports a team to get beyond all that limits their potential. The result?
Highly creative and collaborative teams
Teams able to accept and build on failure
People able to embrace uncertainty and change
An energetic and supportive learning environment
High performance, commitment and team-mindedness
Teams capable of appreciating and supporting difference
Pride in being part of something great
The Science Bit
Google did all the hard work so we didn’t have to. Project Aristotle set out to answer the question, ‘What makes a team effective.' And the answer?
The researchers found that what really mattered was less about who is on the team, and more about how the team worked together.
“Of the five key dynamics of effective teams that the researchers identified, psychological safety was by far the most important. The Google researchers found that individuals on teams with higher psychological safety are less likely to leave Google, they’re more likely to harness the power of diverse ideas from their teammates, they bring in more revenue, and they’re rated as effective twice as often by executives.”
Making it Happen
You might be thinking, “Great, psychological safety, let’s have some.” But do you know how to go about creating it?
Do you know where to start?
If you do, then you’re probably already enjoying the very best out of the people in your teams.
If you don’t, that’s where we come in.
It’s what we’re good at.