Has your company has undertaken a major restructure?
You and your team have just been advised that there will be a restructure in your company. The new organisation seems to be a significant change from what you had before. How do you keep your team motivated and focused through this change?
Coaching can help you to understand the impact of the change on yourself and your team. This will allow you to anticipate and mitigate the emotional response.
The major stages of change usually include:
The first two stages are very emotional and without support teams can dwell in this area for some time delaying the change. The turning point is when the team start to accept that there will be change and engage in being a part of it.
Coaching can help you find a balance between giving the team time to understand and accept the change, without allowing them to become negative and undermine the change. It may also help you identify individual members that can support you in leading the team forward.
Some reasons to consider Organisational Coaching
- An individual or team might choose to work with a coach for many reasons, including but not limited to the following:
- Something urgent, compelling or exciting is at stake (a challenge, stretch goal or opportunity)
- A gap exists in knowledge, skills, confidence or resources
- A desire to accelerate results
- A lack of clarity with choices to be made
- Success has started to become problematic
- Work and life are out of balance, creating unwanted consequences
- Core strengths need to be identified, along with how best to leverage them
- What is Professional Coaching
Maintains professional boundaries in the coaching relationship, including confidentiality, and adheres to the coaching profession’s code of ethics
Provides objective assessment and observations that foster the individual’s or team’s self-awareness and awareness of others and listens closely to fully understand the individual’s or team’s circumstances.
A coach acts as a sounding board in exploring possibilities and implementing thoughtful planning and decision making and champions opportunities and potential, encouraging stretch and challenge commensurate with personal strengths and aspirations.
A coach fosters shifts in thinking that reveal fresh perspectives, and challenges blind spots to illuminate new possibilities and support the creation of alternative scenarios
Creates the coaching agenda based on personally meaningful coaching goals and assumes full responsibility for personal decisions and actions through the coaching process.
Uses assessment and observations to enhance self-awareness and awareness of others, takes the tools, concepts, models and principles provided by the coach and takes courageous action in alignment with personal goals and aspirations.
Engages big-picture thinking and problem-solving skills, envisions personal and/or organisational success and utilises the coaching process to promote possibility thinking and fresh perspectives
How is Coaching Delivered
Coaching typically begins with a initial complementary ‘meet and greet’ (either face-to-face or by teleconference call) to assess the individual’s or business’ current opportunities and challenges, identify priorities for action and establish specific desired outcomes.
Subsequent coaching sessions are conducted in person, by video link or by telephone, normally for one hour and set between two and four weeks apart, the timing being flexible to suit your schedule. Between scheduled coaching sessions, the individual may be asked to complete specific actions that support the achievement of one’s personally prioritised goals. The duration of the coaching relationship varies depending on needs and preferences.
The Outcomes of Coaching May Include
- Acceleration of personal and professional growth based on self-initiated change
- Improved personal skills: leadership, communication, motivating, delegating, time management
- Achieving goals in ways that were not obvious initially
- Becoming aware of experience and leveraging it to help achieve goals
- Building better relationships by improving self-awareness and awareness of others