Transforming Leadership and Culture Through Team Coaching

Posted by Stacey Curry on Sep 30, 2021 2:46:53 PM

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Many organizations are experiencing the full force of change. This new speed of change is creating a shift in what employee’s value and what they are looking for in an organization. And because of this, organizations are now reflecting more on their culture and considering ways to enhance employee engagement and retention. Now is the ideal time for organizations to reflect on their legacy learning approaches and ask themselves: “will our existing learning approaches to enhance employee engagement, leadership development, change management, and problem solving help us transform our culture to best meet the future demands of our customers and stakeholders?” Perhaps, if the focus is on developing the team and not just the individual learner.

Developing Team Relationships

Dave McLaughlin, noted writer and director, once said, “the pace of change means that relationship is more important than ever before.” Relationships cultivated within the organization provide a tremendous competitive advantage. Developing these partnerships further will help organizations navigate the waves of continuous change.

Think about this, with the growing demand of AI, there is a good chance we will be employing fewer people, but the demands to partner and collaborate with others will vastly increase. This means the effectiveness between people and deepening connections will become more relevant and essential.

Enter Team Coaching

Team Coaching is not a one-dimensional learning approach. It is a transformational development approach and is the culmination of best practices within learning, organizational development, consultancy, change management, and coaching. Team Coaching moves beyond developing individuals as a contributing team member. Alternatively, Team Coaching approaches the team as an entity who encompasses the purpose and value they bring to their customers and stakeholders. Team Coaching helps teams move beyond business as usual today thinking to future-forward thinking to solve challenging problems while developing tomorrow’s leaders.

As defined by Peter Hawkins, Author and Team Coaching Thought Leader, “Systemic Team Coaching is a process by which a team coach works with a whole team, both when they are together and when they are apart, in order to help them both improve their collective performance and how they work together, and also how they develop their collective leadership to more effectively engage with all their key stakeholder groups to jointly transform the wider business.”

Like Customer Experience Mapping, the Team Coaching approach helps organizations take on an outside-in perspective by asking:

  • Who does our work serve and what is the world of tomorrow asking of us?
  • What do our customers (and employees) value and why?
  • How will those needs and requirements change in the future?

A Call for Transformation

Learning legacies and development approaches have served us well over time, but will these same processes help to create transformational teams to lead necessary and innovative change? When it comes to the speed of change, remember one thing: what got you here won’t get you there.

If you want to really transform your culture, have new conversations, develop shared leadership, learn to operate and collaborate more effectively, and move beyond high-performing individuals to high-value creating teams, then perhaps Team Coaching is the new paradigm you have been looking for. Get in touch IMEC to start a conversation about how to get started.

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Stacey Curry

Written by Stacey Curry

Topics: employee engagement, manufacturers, operations, strategy, workforce, Leadership, Workforce Development, communication, Leadership Development, Team Coaching

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