The work has really has helped to bring the team together, opened people up and we have got under the skin of the dynamics of the directors as a group. We have learned a lot about ourselves, and learned to critically assess the performance of the team in a constructive way. We have a better business plan, the directors feel ownership for it and have the awareness of self and others to work as a team to ensure delivery. It’s very positive.
Organisations succeed when their leadership teams are performing at their best. Yet the pressures on individuals to lead their functional teams to achieve their own goals often leads to a lack of focus on the collective achievement of the team’s objectives, whether through a lack of collaboration or even competition between the senior team members.
Team coaching is an intervention that works with a team, and its individual members, and in the context of the complex organisational system of which it is a part. It enables collective leadership, such that a team’s achievement is more than the sum of its parts. Our systemic team coaches work with organisational teams to align commitment, remove conflict, improve communication and find an effective working alliance to achieve and exceed its goals. Teams working with us find themselves:
- Becoming open to reflection and learning
- Creating the trust in order to have honest dialogue and robust challenge
- Understanding self and others and embracing diversity of thinking
- Building strong interpersonal relationships
- Developing a shared understanding of, and alignment to, the team’s purpose and goals
- Working collaboratively to maximise team effectiveness
- Strengthening their emotional intelligence
I’m very pleased with the way the HR team has pulled together over the past year and I can see where people are putting their learning into practice – it feels like a very different team.