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Team coaching
published by , on 17/01/2010

In today’s post for our coaching series, we are looking at the growing area of team coaching.

In this competitive market place teams are expected to be high performing, deliver consistently, and exceed business goals, and all with an eye to supporting and developing the organisation’s cutting edge future strategy. It could easily seem overwhelming.

Coaching the team as a whole can help align and strengthen a team for success. Providing insight into individual members and the whole team team, coaching helps identify the strengths and development areas of the team and allows the team to ‘fix’ itself from the inside.

Team Coaching can deliver the following benefits:

  • Defining a common purpose for the team
  • Setting clear goals and objectives
  • Facilitating better team communication
  • Building trust within the team
  • Builds team support and encouragement from the for whole team for each member of the team
  • Team accountability for team results – sharing the hi’s and lows without apportioning the blame.
  • Consistency in approach and communications from the team.
  • working to the strengths of each team member

This list is by no means exhaustive. There are many benefits to be had from team coaching, all of which can be tailored to your organisation’s unique needs.

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As we have previously mentioned you need to follow a few simple steps to make this sort of coaching work well:

  • identify the specific needs of the team (a Team 360 review is an ideal way to achieve this)
  • establish what you want the coaching to deliver
  • communicate the program, and
  • once it’s in place review it regularly to ensure that it’s delivering the full benefits.

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