DO WE NEED A TEAM COACH?
Team coaching is for the team and its members to foster and improve team performance across a variety of situations. Leadership coaching is for the manager who seeks to develop leadership skills to lead teams more effectively. If the team’s manager is part of the reason for challenges the team is facing, it is beneficial for the manager to work with a leadership or executive coach in parallel with the team coaching program. This maximizes the possibility for resolution and lasting change.
Professional team coaches from outside your organization can play an important part in addressing team performance, challenges, and opportunities because they provide independent and impartial guidance. An internal manager or coach may be too close to the issues to effectively help the team progress.
Team coaching is often used to great benefit in these situations:
When you seek to achieve performance improvement in an already effective team and unleash the next level of performance
When a team needs to change its working practices and responsibilities in line with organizational changes, corporate restructures, mergers/acquisitions, or technology innovations
When a team is dysfunctional and individual team members need to work more effectively together.
When a team struggles with effective communication and seeks improvement among team members.
When a team faces conflict that has not been effectively resolved with internal management or HR resources