6. Take it out of the office – Part of the coaching process is about taking people outside of their comfort zone and seeing things in new light. A change of scenery can also create the space for more open and honest conversations. Taking things out of the office creates a dedicated focus time for the team to have the conversations they need without the distractions of email, meeting and other interruptions. While the workplace pace has changed for many, the speed at which we build trust and connection may not have sped up as quickly.
7. Create an action plan - The heart of action planning is getting clarity around next steps, and getting granular around “who is going to do what, by when”. In addition to creating the plan, what will the team do to revisit the plan on a regular basis, adjust and take continued action around it?.
8. Spend time learning what your members need – from the growth of design thinking to a personalized social ecosystem – pre conversations are critical in ensuring a valued conversation. What are you doing to co-design with your clients the engagement? From pre-calls and surveys, to having them create the roadmap, our conversations need to be shaped in partnership with the team.
9. Keep it regular – A common phrase you will hear bandied around is “team development is a process”. Teams excel when they focus on their results and relationships on an ongoing basis. What can you do to create ongoing space for teams to have the conversations and focus they need?
10. Have fun! - Finally, what’s going to make it fun and memorable? When we have fun, we are more likely to focus and invest in what’s important. What can fun look like?
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