Optimizing collaboration and communication in a team

A successful team. It forces a group of people to achieve their complex goals with a sustainable atmosphere that ensures long-term value and success.
It is not an easy process for a group to develop into a successful team. It is common for teams to fall short, achieve poor results, or even fail completely. Teams often succumb to inefficient patterns and unresolved conflicts.

The team coach guides the team’s development process, helping a team achieve its goals, and create a sustainable atmosphere that cultivates long-term value and success. Specifically, the development and optimization of collaboration and communication within the team, so that the team as a whole will function (even) better.

What are the benefits and gains of team coaching?

  • Improving of team performance,
  • Re-stabilization in the event of organizational change, growth, merger, or downsize,
  • Clear focus on team goals and more ‘ownership’,
  • More effective and efficient team meetings and communication,
  • Effective and efficient decision-making,
  • Resolving conflicts,
  • Increase in safety and respect,
  • Greater job satisfaction.

Who can benefit from team coaching?

Our guidance is tailored and designed to the needs of your team. We guide all kinds of teams, like: senior and mid-level management teams, board of directors, branches, departments (or teams within a department), multinational and intercultural teams, HR teams, family business teams, and more.

How does team coaching work?

We use (group) development methods to help teams develop and be successful in a structured way. A commonly used method is the GROW model.

We often use this model as phases in the team process. In practice, these phases can be distinguished, but are often inseparable. It goes like this:

  • Goal: It is essential to first clarify what you want to achieve with team coaching and what you would like to implement or eliminate. The desired scenario needs to be clarified,
  • (Current) Reality: Then, when the goals are clear, the current team dynamics, cooperation, interaction, and performance are looked at,
  • Options or Obstacles: With a gap analysis between the (desired) goal and the current situation, it becomes clear what is holding back or hindering the team in achieving its goals. In this way a ‘route’ (coach plan) can be drawn up for the learning and development process of the team, which determines the direction of the next phase,
  • What or Wrap-up: In this phase, the team and coach work on improving and changing collaboration and/or interaction. This is the phase of overcoming resistance, learning, developing, and taking steps.

Investment in your team’s collaboration is one of the best things you can do for the company. Namely, everything that the company does is done or decided directly or indirectly by a collaborating group of people.

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