Becoming an effective team is hard work. Even with a collection of great individuals, learning how to work with each other as a team can present concrete challenges. Effective coaching, process consultation and training can improve communication, raise levels of trust, resolve conflict, and improve decision-making processes. For teams, understanding diversity issues is often crucial to identifying existing talents and maximizing performance.
Examples of times when team interventions are beneficial:
- When an organization with a small staff finds its members working in silos instead of together.
- When a team is experiencing conflict and needs a third party to facilitate conversations.
- When a staff has language and cultural differences that block effective communication.
- When organizational changes leave a team unmotivated and disengaged.
- When a team does not have clear goals or a sense of mission.