A coach does not hand out ready-made solutions to the team about the way they should tackle their challenges and meet their objectives. He/she works with the team using different coaching methods which involve small-group and large-group work and stimulate creative thinking, so that the team members can find the best solutions and unite themselves around their realization.
This type of coaching raises people’s thinking to a level where they ask themselves ‘What is best for the team?’, thus helping boost the team’s results.
What is team coaching like?
Team coaching consists of group sessions which last from two to four hours. During each session the team members are focused on formulating and planning approaches and steps in order to deal with specific problems, achieve their target results, etc. The time between the sessions is used for putting into practice the steps planned at the end of each session.
Team coaching sessions take place in suitable study rooms. The maximum number of participants in a group is 15. With larger teams two or more groups can be formed.
What is the duration of team coaching?
Team coaching is a process rather than a one-off event. It achieves its target results gradually over time. Coaching duration is individual for every team. It depends on various factors, such as the issues the team need to work on, how united the team are at the start of the coaching process, the execution of the steps planned at the end of each session and so on.
An initial time frame of 6 months is set at the start of the coaching process with one or two sessions scheduled every month. At the end of this period, an analysis of the achieved objectives is carried out, and, if necessary, coaching can be extended on a month-to-month basis.