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08 |  Teamwork by Design

Building high performing teams

Team coaching and facilitation are aimed at building teams that are cohesive and productive. In our networked and complex world the team has become the foundational work unit of an organisation. Organisations are teams of teams. Research shows that a team of A-players does not make an A team. Yet it is team work that gives a company its competitive edge.

Are you as a leader is your goal to:

  • Shift to a focus on teamwork
  • Achieve high engagement and productivity
  • Have a new team and need help with on-boarding?
  • Are struggling to achieve urgent deadlines/projects?
  • Need to boost performance  – and individual coaching is not helping?
  • Have a group of high performing individuals who don’t function well in meetings or as a team?

We are experts in building teams and teams of teams. We assist you and your team to build trust, conduct robust conversations, ensure commitment and accountability – all in the name of high productivity. We offer optional team diagnostics, an action learning approach and a before and after measurement.

We deliver a series of ‘skills burst’ workshops and ongoing coaching over 6-12 months to grow into high performing teams.

The team coach/facilitator acts as a mirror to the existing group dynamics and communication practices between group members.

With reflection and interventions in real time the coach helps the team to develop respectful ways and communication practices that enables purposeful collaboration and produces benefits such as:

  • A shared common purpose and common goals
  • Increased team engagement, KPI’s & output
  • Identification of diversity of thinking and how to use it to enhance decision making,
  • Meetings that are engaging and productive
  • Constructive argumentation
  • Purposeful communication across other teams and silos

Programs include:

  • Conversations with all team members individually to establish the current state and future preferred state.
  • Sharing of the aggregated responses to establish a common purpose and meaning
  • Skills and tools about how to work ‘as a team’ (rather than a ‘group of individuals’)
  • Avoiding serial monologues and having real conversations
  • Managing difficult relationships within the team and externally
  • Engaging in robust and constructive disagreement