There are two main components to every team: the leader of the team, and the team itself. Team coaching meetings always include both. This allows us to clearly establish the team’s goals and direction and enhance communication. While some work may be aimed at strengthening the skill set of the leader, our main focus with team coaching is always on providing new skills and development to the team. Executive teamwork is highly valued in all organizations, so our goal at the start is to assess how well the team is currently together. This requires a attention to normative team behavior, role clarity, and expectations. Our main focus will always be team interaction, some individual coaching may be provided as appropriate to the situation.
In the last several years, Janet has provided retreats using a combination of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team® and the MBTI®. These sessions have provided a strong jumping off point for teams to come together and refresh commitments to their accountabilities and to continually work toward their highest potential.
As we do with all of our coaching services, we will develop a plan and a contract with the team. As we execute the plan, we’ll make regular checks of our progress to ensure that we are on track with goals we’ve established. This regular assessment of the team’s work allows us to modify our plan as we go, if necessary. Finally, when we reach the end of the coaching process, team members will be encouraged to contract with each other on issues like behaviors, processes, and roles in order to sustain and build on success.