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Posted 1525 Days Ago in: Corporate Coaching Articles, Executive Coaching Articles

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There was a time when people were unfamiliar with the notion of corporate coaching. It used to be seen as remedial and a "nice to have" but now it is safe to say that many businesses and high profile business executives understand the benefits that coaching can bring.

There was a time when people were unfamiliar with the notion of corporate coaching. It used to be seen as remedial and a “nice to have” but now it is safe to say that many businesses and high profile business executives understand the benefits that coaching can bring.

Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google has openly stated that the best business advice he ever received and accepted was to get a coach. This is the CEO of what is arguably the world’s largest company, definitely a man in the know!

Chances are you may already have a coach working within your organisation. According to a recent study by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), coaches in the office are becoming common place. In a survey of 250 UK companies, 80% said they were using or had used coaching, and another 9% were planning to do so. Although it is respected more now than ever before we still need to widen impact of coaching and extend the reach.

Coaching is a tool that enables people to perform to their full capability and companies now know that the investment will be repaid many times over in both the short term and the long term.

Simply put, from an organisational point of view, coaching can maximise potential taking companies and teams from average to excellent. Imagine if everyone in your team / organisation was to perform at their best more often, what would the result be? The difference is likely to be dramatic and is sure to be positive. The Ridler report found that 89% of clients found external coaching to be ‘effective’ or ‘very effective’.

Top Indicators Of A Successful Team

Could coaching benefit your team or organisation?

Here are some top key indicators of a successful and productive team…

  1. The team understands and shares a vision, mission, purpose and values. Some great questions to discuss with your team would be – do we know where we are heading, what is our purpose? What are our values / guiding principles for how we operate as a team?
  2. On understanding the shared objectives, goals and vision are they accepted by all the team members? How can you support, collaborate and co-operate within the team?
  3. Maximising resources and not duplicating efforts. Does everyone fully understand their role and their relationship with other team members?
  4. An ability for the team to act openly and be able to deal with conflict and confrontation constructively and in a balanced way. How does your team discuss things? How are key decisions made?
  5. Sense of pride. Do you praise each other as a team, the work of the team and the business? 

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