Team Coaching

To survive, a business must be flexible and adapt to changing market forces.

Change is good

Many internal and external factors instigate the need for change. New business owners, the creation of new company groups and revised product ranges due to changes in the market are significant external factors which necessitate radical changes.
Management may make changes to the existing organisation to improve efficiency. This, in turn, can create the need for further on going changes when personnel are moved within the organisation, adopting new roles and new responsibilities which don’t quite sit right.

Coping with change

People do not cope easily with change. However, an external coach is a powerful ally in the battle to see the challenge as a new opportunity, rather than a potential roadblock to development.

Inspiration

The best coach motivates and inspires the entire team. Acting as a facilitator, a coach assists the team to find its own solutions by identifying and building on common values and strengths. When each team member believes that the team success is more important than individual success, the team unites in a common purpose.
Working at all levels of the organisation, an efficient coach supports managers by being a sounding board for new managers’ thinking and ideas as they embrace a changing role.

The key to successful change lies within the team – members are simply guided towards discovering their own solutions.

Every team member needs to be clear about their role in the team and what they can contribute to the team. But it is a two-way street. What does the individual expect from the team? When the parameters are clear, the team works towards common goals.

An individual’s wish to do a good job can sometimes create an obstacle to seeing the wider picture. The team’s ultimate goal and vision needs to be clearly understood by each team member.

Coping with crises such as redundancy programmes and preparing for takeover must be handled sensitively if a company is to survive. When stress levels are high, the coach provides the balanced view of the outsider, able to convey the bigger picture.

Everything you do should move you closer to your ultimate goal. Focus your time and energy on what is important. Use resources wisely. A determined approach results in success.

Every organisation should have a set of values and ethics, which defines its business role. All decision-making is governed by these agreed ethics, making it easier for individuals to act for the common good.

When each team member believes that the team success is more important than individual success, the team unites in a common purpose.  This is the key to the motivation and inspiration required to find solutions.