In team coaching the focus is above all on things often neglected in everyday working life: the nature of collaboration, team spirit, resolving discord and discussions to improve collaboration. The approach can vary, depending on the external trigger:
- You lay the foundations for future collaboration in a newly formed team or a restructured department
- You 'go into retreat' and optimise the existing collaboration, take stock and initiate the necessary changes
- You and your team are constantly accompanied for an extended period, to facilitate a targeted approach to current problems and so as to address major topics.
Typical objectives of a team coaching are:
- Developing cooperation and communication within the team
- Optimizing workflows and interfaces
- Developing common goals and strategies
- Developing team culture and team spirit
- Resolving conflicts
The following are possible focal questions for a team-development process:
- Precisely what are our goals?
- What is the weighting given to professional and personal skills in the team? What is the resultant development requirement?
- How can we recognise existing potential and utilise it better?
- How can we better regulate our collaboration?
- How can we resolve disturbances?
It can also make sence to run a team-development-training for 1 or 2 days.
In this training, depending on the situation and the purpose, I use concrete team experiences in the seminar room and outdoors, so as to clarify team behaviour and structures. These findings are then transferred to typical everyday situations for the team.