This involves gathering and integrating differing perspectives, reviewing team processes and communication to create a long-lasting team spirit with positive outcomes on people’s morale, motivation, well-being, problem solving and, importantly, performance.
This can be avoid by engaging an external consultant who keeps the team efforts on track and ensures an efficient process that helps the team to achieve their goal. Facilitated team events are useful when the team has a specific goal they want to achieve on that day, e.g. designing new operational or strategic plan, process review and adjustments.
1. Team Coaching/Team Building: First I’ll conduct a thorough consultation process and will meet with the team leader and / or HR Manager to discuss the reasons for the team coaching /team building need. At this stage all the information about the team is important to make an assessment of the current situation. Team coaching need not only happen when things ‘go wrong’ – it can be a regular exercise for the team to keep efforts on track, for the team member to remain connected, or integrate new team members. The team coaching/building programme will be designed with the needs of the team in mind……sometimes all that it needs is a change in focus!
2. How long would I work with your team?
Similar to my coaching goals, my aim is to work towards team goal hat are achievable and processes and dynamics that are sustainable and suit the team and its tasks. Sometimes, teams manage to embed changes quickly while others require more time and reviews to streamline their processes and work on their team dynamics. This often is a dynamic process and I will support and guide you through this process.
Team Facilitation: A similar consultative approach will precede the team moderation exercise. The difference here is that the facilitation is usually focused on a particular team goal. This could include designing new processes, working out operational or strategic plans, conducting annual team reviews or conducting effective team meetings.
At the end of each process the team will take away an action plan that enables the execution of the set goals. A review meeting or process can be organised to ensure that all team members fulfil their actions according to the plan.