There is a tendency to assume that teams will naturally know how to self-organise and optimise their collective talents. This thoughtful and engaging book explores the practicalities of coaching teams and some of the challenges that naturally occur because of who we are as human beings.
Part of The Professional Coaching Series, this book challenges the assumption that self-organising teams will work in all settings, answering some of the recurring questions and challenges observed in many organisations. How do we connect with each other, so we create trust? How do we work through conflict and see it as part of a natural ebb and flow in relationships? How do we create meaningful work in the context of an ever-changing environment? The opening chapter lays out some basic team coaching principles to help set the stage for coaching people in teams and there are coaching questions in each chapter to engage the reader, as well as tools they can use immediately.
Coaching teams is more than just applying coaching skills. It requires a deep understanding of how people behave and an adaptive approach to coaching. This book provides both research references and practical tools to help team coaches start their team coaching journey.