Team effectiveness and coaching drives responsibility among employees
Whilst it is important for each employee to be able to work effectively in order to meet their objectives, the nature of a team and the combined expertise and abilities of its members means that their efforts are more likely to reach their objectives and contribute to the overall achievement of organisational goals. For organisations to harness the potential power of a team, leaders should put in the effort needed to be made to generate overall team effectiveness and not just effectiveness on an individual level. Team coaching can be utilised to bring about this level of effectiveness.
Team coaching is a practise that resembles individual coaching whilst offering members the opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences. Members are able to gain new knowledge and skills from each other whilst encouraging team cohesion through the act of sharing. This builds confidence and trust amongst members and will ultimately allow them to function as a more effective and productive unit. Whilst efforts such as team coaching are an important part of formulating effective teams, it is equally crucial to recognise the benefits of moving towards team effectiveness and how to identify them in the organisation.
Effective teams are characterised by having members that actively contribute and participate, are accountable, motivated, and celebrate each other’s achievements. A team’s effectiveness is measured by their ability to deliver against their set goals and objectives. By moving beyond mere interpersonal effectiveness, the shift to team effectiveness helps to create a shared purpose and mobilise individuals around strategically aligned goals and objectives. This mobilisation ultimately translates into measurable, improved business results.