Welcome to the Team Coaching Toolkit
It has been said if the only tool you possess is a hammer, then every problem looks like a nail. Brute force may achieve a temporary objective, but often causes collateral damage. The trick is to have some alternative tools in your kit.
This toolkit has been specifically created for team leaders and project managers who are looking to establish and maintain teams of people who can work as a collaborative unit. The kit comprises a set of processes or techniques that have been shown to be effective in shaping team behaviours. Some of the tools comprise a set of steps or activities that can be used in meetings or team events. Others are aimed at helping you diagnose a situation to improve your understanding of your team’s dynamics. The objective is to enable everyone to communicate more effectively.
As with any tool, it can take some practice to learn how to use it effectively. Some are easy to pick up, other require a bit more thought. Remember that these are tools that are intended to help the team think about themselves and their problems in a different way. Try to hold the role of team coach rather than team director, so ask questions and listen. You will be amazed at the ideas and creativity that come from the sources you would least expect.