We work with teams around the world from all types of organisation, including commercial companies and professional firms, as well as public sector and voluntary organisations.
Your team may be operating as a remote or virtual team, working within or across national boundaries. You may be in the process of getting together as a team for the first time. Or you may have worked together for some time, but feel that your performance is not as high as it could be.
We have worked with an international team of economic researchers in an investment bank, and a global IT project team at the very start of the project. Our clients have included people from all over Europe, as well as Japan, the USA, and Russia.
We strongly recommend using our team coaching approach immediately after the team has been formed if possible. In our experience, a day or two spent building a common approach and breaking down barriers (cultural or personal) is time invested well.
Alternatively, you may have been working together for some time. However there is a general feeling that the team could be performing at a higher level, that communication and relationships could be much better than they are. Perhaps the team lacks commitment to a common goal, or is unclear about its objectives.
In this case we would begin by interviewing each team member individually and confidentially, in order to build a clear picture of the problems the team as a whole is facing. We then get the team together to feed back a summary of our findings, and to discuss the best way forward.
This may lead into individual coaching programmes for each person, occasional team coaching events (online or face to face), or a combination of these.
In some difficult situations, following the preliminary interviews, we may recommend that getting the team together would be inappropriate at this stage. We may suggest that we only work with team members on an individual basis, or that we go no further until certain key issues are resolved.