All teams start out with the purpose of achieving project goals – on time, on budget and with quality. But all too often, the team starts to struggle to meet targets and timelines, even though everyone on the team is smart, capable and experienced. Despite the best intentions of individual team members, deadlines start to slip, communication deteriorates and the costs start to mount. Sound familiar?
Having the tools and expertise is not enough to achieve results. Teams need more. Team development and coaching brings out the high-performance potential in your team. Team coaching is more than a team building event. It is a methodology that provides a new mindset for creating a sustainable, high performing team. Coaching provides teams with the essential tools they need for success:
- Collaborate effectively: Open lines of communication, enhance commitment to team goals, and develop structures to support constructive interaction.
- Leverage skills and experience: Take advantage of the diversity of expertise and wisdom on the team, harness conflict and turn it into opportunity, and enhance the natural strengths everyone brings to the team.
- Set goals and effectively utilize resources no matter what: All teams face “white-water.” Learn to manage in uncertainty and ambiguity by retaining the essential, and jettisoning the unnecessary; foster adaptation to create sustainable change.
Here’s how it works:
It takes time to build a great team – a team that has all the skills and tools needed for real success. We work with your team over 6 – 12 months, starting with an assessment of how the team is functioning. The team uses this profile to build awareness of their strengths and opportunities, setting the stage for change and accountability. We measure the results along the way so you can see how much progress you’ve made. Most teams get at least a 20% boost in productivity, and improve their engagement and positivity by 25%. These are results that stick. Because these results are developed over time, true learning and real change happens.