You're all supposed to come together, coordinate your skills and accomplish incredible things. You're supposed to be "more than the sum of the parts". But often, experience in teams leads to disappointment, frustration, stalling or outright failure. To put it plainly, intelligent people often get dumber when they try and work together. And if that's not bad enough, some "wicked" team problems have tangled, social complexities. That means when you try and solve one problem it spawns other sticky problems.
We help different types of team
Temporary Teams or workgroups
Senior Leadership Teams
We help teams primarily in two ways
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.