Increasingly, workgroups and teams are becoming the basic unit of organisational performance. Diverse professionals need to come together and try to coordinate their efforts to accomplish some challenging task. Ideally, members perform as more than the sum of their parts but often, experience in teams leads to disappointment, frustration, and sub-optimal results. It’s as if they are less intelligent as a group.
We work with different types of team:
- Temporary Teams or workgroups: comprising of individuals who only come together occasionally, perhaps from different organisations, departments or agencies, for a specific task.
- Learning Groups: Comprising of Individuals who want to support each other in some way. These are teams only in that they have the common goal of mutual learning.
- True Teams: An organisational functional unit.
- Senior Leadership Teams: Business Leaders responsible for leading entire organisations.
We help our clients primarily in two ways; Task Facilitation & Team Coaching
Team Task Facilitation
This is where we help our client accomplish a specific, challenging or significant task (or set of tasks). Tasks might include making a joint decision, planning a strategic change, solving a knotty problem, idea generation, creating a new product or process, creating a new vision or set of values. The scope of the intervention is the achievement of the specific task. We provide temporary support over a limited duration for a clear, measurable outcome. Any additional learning that takes place is a welcome, secondary bonus.
Team Learning Facilitation/Group Coaching
This is where a team or workgroup has to meet and work on an ongoing basis and wish to improve on and develop their teaming skills. They want to achieve, on an ongoing basis. The primary aim of the programme would be the development of the team’s capacity at a deeper level, to perform generally, not merely the delivery of a particular outcome or one-off achievement. Here tasks are important content but the coaching focuses on the team process. The coach or facilitator helps the team as a whole, perform and function together more effectively across multiple tasks and various process issues. Teams are helped to identify self-perpetuated patterns that help or hinder their effective team functioning. They learn through the experience to self manage their development, to perform autonomously in ever improving ways.
Contact us now 0141 297 1419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on team coaching sessions, tailored coaching programmes or Group/Task Facilitation. Get your free guide to Team High Performance.