Coaching Skills for the Virtual Team (Listening, Questioning, Goals) = Part 1 - Goals
In a virtual team it is critical to build capacity given that people are working more autonomously. Time spent equipping team members with the tools to influence, be proactive and also communicate is key.
This week I wanted to zoom into three skills related to coaching that may be valuable to your virtual or remote team. These skills are:
I often am amazed at how many organizations have not invested time, or resources, into helping team members work around goals. While there are many frameworks including:
I usually encourage organizations to consider what’s going to work best for you. A majority of clients I work with are aware of SMART Goals, which we morph into SMART – E Goals, E meaning Exciting. If our goals are not exciting or motivating, it’s unlikely that we will get them done.
As a quick refresher – SMART goals are goals that are: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timebound.
What is important to note around GOALS right now?
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