Often teams within a business organisation are brought together without much thought as to how the team members will complement each other, develop together or overcome challenges together. In many organisations, groups who have not received any team coaching will come up against the same problems time and time again.
Teams don’t become high performing without attention and input. A leadership team needs to recognise when they aren’t working to their full potential as a unit. Team coaching can transform a group of individual leaders into a high performing team.
The journey to building high performance teams requires team members to solve interpersonal problems, find ways to improve the motivation within the team and establish a way of working together that ensures that team members outperform existing aims and targets.
There are many factors which can prevent a team from being high performing. They might be a newly formed group and not know each other well. There might have been big changes to the team, roles may have altered, new team leaders put in place. There might be unreconciled differences, or a need to change direction.
A team is made up of individuals, and personalities may clash. However, part of creating a high performing team is building up the ability to appreciate differences of opinion without being offended, or becoming hostile. Because their focus is on a higher, shared vision and purpose, they resolve conflict quickly and efficiently, and remain a tight knit unit.
A high performing team is able to have a clear focus on a shared aim, and with this, a strong commitment to each other’s personal development.
It helps them improve their individual and collective performance, how they work together, and also how they develop their collective leadership to more effectively connect with their key stakeholder groups to jointly bring about transformation in the organisation.
My team coaching supports groups of individuals to become real and high performing teams. The process requires a lot of effort and dedication. However, the teams I’ve helped have seen this hard work rewarded exponentially.
A high performing team results in enhanced engagement and satisfaction. It creates a sense of belonging, commitment and accountability. This in turn heals once-strained relationships, creates a warmer working environment and a more productive work team.
A better defined set of roles and responsibilities are established, and high performing teams learn to appreciate each other’s qualities, be open to new ideas and accept differences. They draw on each other’s strengths and support each other. The organisation benefits from building high performance teams who are able to embrace change, by adapting quickly to fast moving situations which is vital to the longevity of a business in the 21st century.