Research Highlight: The Impact of Coaching on Team Performance

Discover how coaching can transform your team! Recent research reveals it significantly boosts performance, productivity, and communication.

Some interesting academic research on the impact of coaching techniques on team performance.

I know I’m a convert, but the findings of this research really do make a strong argument for using coaching techniques to significantly boost a team’s productivity and satisfaction.

Here’s my summary and the link to the actual research study is at the end.

The study, conducted by Aldrin & Utama, revealed that the application of coaching techniques significantly improved team performance.

The team performance score (a composite measure of the quality of work, efficiency of task completion, and level of collaboration and communication within a team) was used to quantify this improvement.

Before the introduction of coaching, the average team performance score was 58.67. After coaching was implemented, the score rose to an impressive 68.53.

This shows the transformative power of coaching in a team setting, leading to:

  • higher quality work
  • improved efficiency, and
  • enhanced collaboration and communication.

Effective communication is a critical component of successful teamwork, and coaching techniques can help break down barriers, create a sense of belonging, and foster a deep empathic understanding among team members.

Coaching, as the study explains, is about building relationships that foster personal and professional growth. It’s a process that encourages individuals to find solutions to their problems through increased self-awareness, with the support of a coach.

In a team setting, coaching can help to:

  • streamline learning
  • improve job satisfaction
  • enhance interpersonal relationships, and
  • develop leadership and management skills.

Moreover, the study found that coaching techniques can enhance respect for others and provide solutions to problems.

However, it’s important to remember that the effectiveness of coaching techniques depends on their practical application in daily work.

I think that the findings of this study are a powerful reminder of the potential that lies within a teams. By implementing coaching techniques, you can unlock this potential, improving team performance and satisfaction, and driving success.

Click here to see the research paper itself.

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Charting the Course to High Team Performance: Insights from a Groundbreaking Study

⭐︎ Ever wondered what separates the average teams from the star performers? A fascinating new study has shed light on this very question, and the findings are not what you might think! ⭐︎

The research, published in the Organisation Science journal, challenges the conventional wisdom that team performance is like a bell curve, with most teams being average and only a few being very good or very poor. 📈📉

Instead, it reveals that high-performing “star teams” are far more prevalent than we’d typically predict.

So, what’s the secret sauce that propels these teams into the stratosphere?

The authors identify three key factors that contribute to this phenomenon:

► Incremental Differentiation:

This is akin to a runner training for a marathon, gradually increasing their speed and endurance over time. For teams, it means fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement. Every small step forward, every lesson learned and applied, helps the team improve, leaving others trailing behind.

► Authority Differentiation:

Teams where decision-making is shared evenly tend to perform better. Imagine a ship where not just the captain, but the entire crew knows how to navigate – it’s far more likely to stay on course.

► Temporal Stability:

Teams that keep a consistent line-up over time tend to have better performance. It’s like a well-rehearsed orchestra, where each musician knows their part and how they fit into the whole. Constantly changing the musicians disrupts the harmony and flow.

These findings are exciting because they provide a roadmap for average teams to become star performers. By focusing on small, continuous improvements, sharing decision-making, and maintaining a stable team, any leader can set their team on a path to success.

So, next time you’re looking to boost your team’s performance, remember these three factors:

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That’s how average teams can become shooting stars, lighting up the performance sky!

For more details, you can read the full paper here: