Hmm. Team coaching. How to reveal the team to itself. Sounds simple, but often hard to do in practice. Why is that and how can we work through it?
Team: a group with a shared purpose. Yet the notion of group is an abstraction. What we have in the room, or virtually, are actual people, individuals. Team is a dynamic, a way of thinking about what happens between the people: how each conducts him or herself in relation to the others…together. So, if a team is to see itself, it needs to see the interfaces, the what happens in the spaces between.
Think Johari Window: reducing blind spots through reflection and feedback. A self-reflective approach: ‘How are we doing?’ That invites collective reflection on group process and results. ‘How am I influencing our performance?’ That takes humility and courage, curiosity and trust. ‘How is this team influencing others’ performance…and vice versa too?’ That takes a wider picture, a systemic-cultural view.
How do you work with teams? If you do it well, what then becomes possible?
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