Achieving and maintaining high team performance is a key management challenge, with dynamics in constant change.
New teams, mergers, revised objectives, unsettling change, conflict and workplace stress provide the backdrop to the task.
However, when a team is working well there are a wide range of benefits to individuals, customers and of course the company itself.
This work typically involves;
Building safety and trust
Clarifying purpose and values
Alignment around team norms
Dealing positively with conflict
Defining roles & responsibilities
Programmes start with an in-depth investigation into team strengths and opportunities. We examine the systemic alignment and ‘health’ of team relationships. Priority topics are agreed and a programme designed to reveal the system’s needs, and align with company objectives.
Working with a facilitator ensures you maximise the value of your team’s precious time. It also allows you to be fully involved with the process rather than managing and steering.
External input also creates safety for marginalised voices, and make visible any issues preventing commitment.
Consider facilitation if you are planning;
A strategy session
An off site or awayday
Project kick-off or review
We design specifically for your needs, using creative engagement and coaching techniques. We ensure that ground rules create safety and spaciousness, which helps the team create their best ideas. Everyone is respected, and we facilitate fair share-of-voice. We can tease out hidden barriers to commitment and build ownership. The team will walk away committed to a clear action plan with next steps, responsibilities and priorities agreed.
Our work on culture and organisational change comes from a powerful systemic perspective.
Rather than enter an organisation with a view to research and fix a problem, our role as system coaches is to help reveal what the organisation can’t see on its own.
Working with complexity and creating a clear vision of what is needed, we support companies to use their intelligence and creativity to solve problems, embrace change, and deliver practical action plans.
We approach culture and change work from a place of:
Listening and observing
Systemic coaching to raise consciousness & awareness across the organisation, Unfolding new information to inform direction
Building a coaching culture of collaboration, respect and resilience to change.