Teams

Perceptual Reality provides high-impact, outcomes-based coaching, workshops and assessments to help you develop high-performing teams.

Defining a team

Katzenbach and Smith define a team as ‘a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable’. We find this a useful starting point for team development.

High-performing teams

Teams exist to produce results. Research shows that the most effective teams have the means in place to take action and they build effective relationships to motivate and sustain action. Teams are fundamental to creative innovation and implementation of business strategy within your organisation. Team performance plays a key role in ensuring success as your organisation continuously redesigns itself to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Empirical research suggests that:

  • Executives are five times more productive when working in a high-performing team than they are in an average one
  • High-performing teams outperform average teams by 42%

Team coaching

Building a successful team at any level of your organisation takes time and effort. It is a journey rather than a singular event. Following a comprehensive diagnostic discussion, we can design a dynamic and catalytic team coaching programme for your exact requirements. We work with you to identify what the real issue is, not what is perceived.

The goal of the team coaching process is to enhance a team’s capacity and capability in order to drive behaviour and culture change; to develop a collaborative working team that supports one another to achieve organisational objectives and is viewed and respected as a high-performing team, both internally and externally.

Specifically, team coaching:

  • Works with the interaction of the team as a whole, rather than focusing on individual performance
  • Works on strengthening the interrelationships amongst team members
  • Provides practical tools which the team can employ long after the coaching process is complete

Outcomes based

The team coaching approach is more than a team building event. It is a methodology that supports change over time. The approach provides a new model that describes the conditions necessary to create sustainable, high-performing teams. We train the team in this new model as we support them in addressing the issues that are crucial to your team’s performance. The team skills and competencies members learn here are instilled into every team.

Specifically, the team will work to:

  • Create stronger levels of trust, respect, and camaraderie by creating processes and practices in communications and feedback
  • Engage with conflict creatively
  • Foster innovation
  • Navigate change with agility
  • Develop strategies and structures that leverage team strengths

Assessment

We favour utilising the Team Diagnostic™ Assessment (TDA).

The assessment provides a snapshot of the strengths of your team as it is today. Utilising a systems approach, the model addresses two key dimensions of team effectiveness:

  • Conditions necessary for your team to be productive
  • The culture and interrelationships of your team members

The TDA is designed to provide a baseline to measure against, and a clear structure for ongoing team development.

(Graphics and text descriptions of the Team Diagnostic™ model and methodology © 2016 Team Coaching International used with permission.)

Total support

It is not unusual for individual development or organisational issues to be identified during the team coaching process. Sometimes the team requires additional skills development and/or support. We are able to assist you in addressing and resolving these matters.

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