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Solving the Engagement Puzzle with Teams. This works.

By Phillip Sandahl

With survey after survey, report after report, the same disturbing message gets pinned to the organizational bulletin board: employee engagement is at an all-time low. According to a Gallup survey only 35% of US managers are engaged in their jobs. Another study reports that 69% of employees believe engagement is a problem in their organization.…

Are You a Team? Or a Work Group? Does it Matter?

By Phillip Sandahl

Imagine a continuum with “work group” on one end and “team” at the other With a work group, the group’s mission can be accomplished with each member operating independently. One facilitator / leader at the center of the circle can coordinate the efforts of the group to accomplish results. Except for occasional communication, interaction is…

The Team Diagnostic™ Assessment Psychometric Analysis Summary

By Phillip Sandahl

Team Coaching International conducted Internal Consistency Reliability and Construct Validity analyses. This psychometric analysis was performed by researchers from the University of Minnesota. The test of Internal Consistency Reliability for each of the 14 Team Performance Indicators™ (TPIs) of the Team Diagnostic™ assessment assesses the degree to which the items pertaining to each TPI are…

Coach, Consultant, Trainer – Wearing Multiple Hats for a Team

By Phillip Sandahl

Here’s the scene. You’re there in a conference room with a team. You just noticed something. The team noticed that you noticed. Now the team is staring at you, waiting for a comment, a question, or a direction to follow. In that moment you have to decide what hat you’re wearing: coach, consultant or in…

Tips for Working with 14 Team Performance Indicators™

By Phillip Sandahl

PRODUCTIVITY Tips and questions about Alignment on teams: The team creates a mission statement or purpose statement. Brainstorm: teams or organizations with strong mission/purpose. What does that give the team? Organization? Where do you see this team’s mission in action? What activities and practices would create more awareness and commitment to mission? What is this…

Team Coaching Format Options

By Phillip Sandahl

Here is the relevant question, the one we often get from team sponsors, and from new facilitator/coaches: “What do we actually DO during these coaching sessions?” Here are the typical basics: Review the team agreements and make any changes necessary Check in on current action steps for a progress report Harvest learning from actions; Plan…