Collaboration Skills

Collaboration problems: No Team Dynamic

Core services: Team Collaboration Coaching, Team Trust Building, Structural Dynamics Practice, Collaboration Skills Coaching

Locations: Norfolk, UK, International

People are working towards individual goals rather than as a united group. There is no sense of excitement or leveraging of unique talents. The team is less than the sum of its parts. No one is seeing the bigger picture!

Sound familiar? Many businesses struggle with a lack of team collaboration, structural dynamics and basic trust. Team Collaboration Coaching can help you and your team work better together to make a happier and more effective workplace.

How can a Team Collaboration Coach help your business?

There are many ways in which a Team Collaboration Coach can help improve the trust and structural dynamics of your team. By facilitating an environment where everyone is valued and has their say. Enabling your people to speak truth to power, sharing in processes that engage their talents and co-create future solutions. Building team trust and encouraging habits and practices that align everyone in effective and highly motivated teams.

Team collaboration = business success

How can a Structural Dynamics Practitioner improve your business?

Many issues may impact team collaboration. As a certified Practitioner of Structural Dynamics, this is one tool that I often employ to raise awareness of both individual behavioural propensities and also shared self-awareness of how people perform within their teams.

Patrick Lencioni’s “5 Dysfunctions of a team" pyramid shows some of the basic tenants of Team Trust Building as taught by a Structural Dynamics Practitioner. The image reads: Inattention to Results, Avoidance of accountability, Lack of Commitment, Fear of Conflict and Absence of Trust.
Another useful model is the pyramid from Patrick Lencioni’s “5 Dysfunctions of a team”

Five Dysfunctions of a Team: Trust, Accountability and Collaboration

As a Structural Dynamics Practitioner, I know that there are many ways of looking at team skills and collaboration.

One particularly useful model when talking about trust and team collaboration is the pyramid from Patrick Lencioni’s “5 Dysfunctions of a Team

Typically, managers tend to impose challenging KPIs as a means to drive performance. However, unless we start by building a strong base of trust first, we cannot bring people up through the layers of dysfunction to realise the desired improvements. That’s why Team Collaboration Coaches will tend to look at the following “dysfunctions”:

• Lack of trust: your people don’t share or take risks

• Fear of conflict: your team is stuck in false harmony pretending all is well and not challenging each other

• Absence of commitment: ambiguity rules and excuses prevail

• Avoidance of accountability: standards slip and no one cares

• Inattention to results: status and ego override business issues

With my long history as a Structural Dynamics Practitioner and Team Collaboration Coach, I provide genuinely helpful collaboration skills and processes which harness the talent of the whole team. I will enable you to improve and realign key relationships, build trust, handle healthy conflict, restore commitment and accountability and drive performance. 

Managing all of this through the complexities and uncertainties of today’s emerging new economy is difficult to achieve in isolation. Having deep roots in the real-life business arena, I can bring support and guidance to enable you and your team to move forward with success and confidence. As a Norfolk-based Collaboration Skills Coach, I deliver coaching and mentoring throughout East Anglia, nationally and internationally.

Call: 07824 098374