What is Team coaching?

Team Coaching is where the coach facilitates and challenges teams around a common purpose, establishing inspiring spirit and vision, defining clear roles, committing to team accountability, making powerful choices and taking affirmative action, while unlocking a group’s potential and collective intelligence.

The conversations are in teams as opposed to one on one and the aim is to maximize their performance and enjoyment in service of meaningful organisational goals.

Typically a small group of people with complementary skills from the same company or organisation put together for a common purpose who are committed to serving this purpose, defined functional roles and identifiable performance goals and approach for which they are mutually accountable.
The Team is expected to produce results and their performance is evaluated and the individuals in the team are therefore interdependent. The coach assists individuals to speak out and listen to each other and highlight to the team negative interactions and neutralise conflicts, a coach can also be expected to assist a team become more effective.

Benefits of team coaching

Team coaching can have many benefits, some of the benefits of team coaching include:

  • Encourages the development and improvement of processes, services, and products
  • Provides support and structure for senior managers and teams going through significant change and/or wanting to reach new heights together
  • Increases team functioning and maturity leading to the creation of high performing teams, building deeper trust and collaboration among peers and across departments
  • Integrates professional development and performanceand fosters and strategic thinking Develops leadership and management capability
  • Encourages teamwork, learning from others means the group benefits from peer learning
  • Builds and accelerates an organisations learning capacity, shares intelligence across generations and levels of employees
  • Breaks down the silo mentality among departments, which assists in opening communication between silos or group members in different parts of the organization creating new networks
  • Cost saving for group coaching as opposed to one-on-one
  • Fosters a culture of ongoing learning, the group can be used to focus on many areas including the development and improvement of processes, services and products
  • Encourages peer consultation and collaboration leading to a clearer understanding of the issues, motivations, and intentions of colleagues and stakeholders
  • Optimizes goal accomplishment at the personal, group, and organization levels
  • Increases the effectiveness and cohesiveness of workforce teams
  • Bridges the gap between behavioural problems, gaps in knowledge and differing personalities
  • Provides direction in life and a map for the path forward