Change that sticks. Finally.

Team Up! – team coaching

You’ve got the best people on your teams but you know they could be achieving more. What’s getting in the way?

Every team – the board of directors, a management team heading up a business unit, a project team, or any work group across the organization – has the capacity to achieve extraordinary results.

Unfortunately, it is rare that a team achieves its potential and delivers exceptional results. More often, the team’s own behaviours get in the way.

Team members might stop communicating, individuals compete for dominance, petty grievances and grudges are left to fester. Revenge happens. There are power plays and surprisingly childlike behaviour. Similarly, there is competition between teams, and silos are created.

Those are all normal human behaviours but they seriously impact business results. And teams usually don’t know how to prevent or stop those behaviours or how to change their culture once it’s established.

Quick fixes don’t work

We believe that much more of the team’s potential is within reach. We believe that a better understanding by the team members of how they impact each other and how they could interact together more productively is crucial for high team performance.

We have seen numerous failed attempts at training programmes and one-off team events designed to “build team spirit”.

These events are great learning experiences and fun “away days”, but when the team is back at the workplace, people and processes quickly regress to the way they were and lasting change does NOT happen.

So what does work?

Well, we all know the saying: “If you continue to do what you have always done, you’ll continue to get what you always got.”

This is why shooksvensen offer you a different way.

The goal of Team Up! is to help the team create a culture that works for all of its members.

Team Up!

First we work with the whole team – together with their team leader – to develop an understanding of collaborative behaviours and destructive behaviours and how the team uses them. During the coaching, the team finds ways to increase their collaborative behaviours and to reduce destructive ones.

Implementation of this learning takes time.

We work with the team in focused sessions over a number of months. This gives the team the time to practise and embed the new behaviours, with reinforcement from our experienced trainers who catch and redirect the old behaviours during the sessions. The process allows them to create new habits and a desirable, functional, collaborative team culture.

We help the team create its own practices. We support accountability and follow-up to make sure that the process delivers lasting change.

Team Up! is scalable. We can work with a single team or a complete organisation.

Team Up! is low cost. Why? Because the team does most of the work. We facilitate the team(s) during short, focused training or coaching events that not only help the team create lasting change, but also train them in how to handle change in the future.

The scalable, low cost Team Up! method delivers teams that live up to their potential.

Are you tired of training courses and change initiatives that lead nowhere? Read more about Making Change Stick.

Would you like to know what makes shooksvensen different? Read more about our Philosophy.

Our book: Team Up! gives an easy-to-read overview on how we could work with your leaders and teams to create change that sticks.

Read more about how we support coaches and trainers here.

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Watch Shooksvensen co-founder, Lori Shook’s TEDx talk on training the adult brain