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  • Writer's pictureShari Gibbons

Understanding Systemic Team Coaching

Introduction to Systemic Team Coaching: Maximizing the Potential of Teams

In today's complex and rapidly evolving business environment, the success of organizations hinges significantly on the effectiveness of their teams. Harvard Business Review reports up to 75% of organizational teams are dysfunctional as they encounter challenges that can impede their performance and hinder overall business growth. This is where systemic team coaching plays a pivotal role in unleashing the true potential of teams.

Defining Systemic Team Coaching

Systemic team coaching is a holistic approach that focuses on transforming the collective dynamics and performance of teams within an organization. Unlike traditional coaching that targets individual development, systemic coaching addresses the interconnectedness and interdependencies among team members, across teams and the wider external environment.

Systemic team coaching goes beyond surface-level issues and looks at the underlying systemic factors that influence team behavior and performance. It emphasizes understanding the team as a complex system, where changes in one part of the system can impact the entire team's functioning.

Addressing Common CEO Challenges

CEOs and business leaders often grapple with issues such as dysfunctional teams, lack of collaboration across departments, and stagnant team performance. Systemic team coaching offers tailored interventions to tackle these challenges by fostering alignment, trust, and a shared sense of purpose among team members.

Benefits of Systemic Team Coaching

The benefits of systemic team coaching are multidimensional. By adopting a systemic approach, organizations can experience:

  • Enhanced collaboration and communication: Systemic coaching promotes open dialogue and strengthens relationships among team members, fostering a culture of transparency and trust.

  • Improved problem-solving and decision-making: Teams learn to address complex challenges collectively and leverage diverse perspectives to arrive at innovative solutions.

  • Increased resilience and adaptability: Systemic coaching equips teams with the skills to navigate change and uncertainty more effectively, enabling them to thrive in dynamic environments.

  • Sustainable performance improvement: Unlike short-term fixes, systemic coaching creates lasting behavioral changes that contribute to sustained team and organizational success.


In this blog series, we will delve deeper into the nuances of systemic team coaching, exploring its transformative impact on team dynamics and organizational success.

Stay tuned for more insights and practical strategies to optimize team performance and drive organizational growth through systemic coaching.

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