And yet working at how people work together is often way down the list of priorities – perhaps it’s assumed that people will just get on, or that they haven’t the time or energy to think about how they’re working together, or that if it’s working (or appears to be), don’t rock the boat. And if it’s not, it’s sometimes easier to hope it will resolve itself than it is to address it.
Years ago, we’d join a company and be there for most of our working life. That gave everyone time to learn how to work together. Today we don’t have that luxury – we’ve got to do it faster and better. And often across hierarchies and matrixed organisations where the dynamics are constantly shifting.
Team coaching usually combines elements of coaching, facilitation, action learning and interpersonal relationship development; and the outputs from this rich mix therefore benefit not just the team but the wider organisation for sustained organisational success.
“We were going through unprecedented change and as a senior team mixed of older and newer members, different personalities, views and nationalities it was fraught with challenges. Through working as a team with Linda we gained much more clarity and yet oddly learned to be more comfortable with uncertainty. We had conversations I never thought possible and gained genuine respect for each other. And I certainly learned a lot about me as a leader!”
Senior Director, international business
“Sophie made a meaningful difference to our team effectiveness. Helping to embed constructive team behaviours has been one of the most important enablers in our ability to deal with critical business issues, and bring a robust and diverse set of perspectives to the table”.
Tim Sinclair, HR Director, Accolade Wines, Australia