Team Development and Facilitation

Top team interventions are very demanding and require the coaches involved to be very much on their game and comfortable when dealing with multiple and often conflicting agendas, and executives who are by definition competent and challenging. The skills of the expert coach are supplemented with world class facilitation skills, a familiarity and comfort in the boardroom and a deep understanding of people dynamics.

The top teams with which Praesta work can be:

  • Main board
  • Executive board
  • Operating board
  • The boards of subsidiary companies
  • Teams of functional professionals
  • Partnership boards

We focus on those areas that will give greatest return for you and your business, in the short and long term, often including:

  • Reviewing the top team’s strategic direction and priorities
  • Resolving conflict between individuals and groups
  • Building a new team
  • Developing partnership behaviours across team and stakeholder communities
  • Raising the leadership impact of the top team

We spend time with you understanding the business vision, needs and goals, your role in the marketplace, the culture of your organisation, and what steps you have taken to date to bring about change. We also agree with you the diagnostic work that we will undertake. During this time we work closely with the executives leading the team to ensure what we are doing meets their needs.

The inputs to such events include:

  • Diagnostic engagement where the coach will meet with each participant in advance of the workshop
  • The use of appropriate psychometric tools considered appropriate
  • Bespoke workshop design to meet the specific needs of the top team
  • Real time facilitation of the workshop event with all outputs captured and committed in real time

The outputs will vary but the following are a sample of some distinct outputs

  • Defining a clear vision
  • Clarity on the mission of each team member and the collective mission
  • Agreement on appropriate values
  • Understanding stakeholder and shareholder perspectives with clarity
  • Assessing strategy and defining new purpose and goals
  • Assessing tactics, reviewing what works and what does not work
  • Agreeing the what and the how of leading the enterprise
  • Engaging the top team in joined up leadership
  • Bringing alive the top team as the role model leaders to the enterprise

See Team Development and Facilitation Case Studies