Setting the Benchmark

The Crucial Role of Teams in Today’s Dynamic Business Landscape

In the fast-paced and ever-evolving world of business, the importance of effective teamwork cannot be overstated. As organizations navigate through the complexities of the modern business landscape, the emphasis on collaboration within teams has become a cornerstone of success. While it’s true that you can have individual stars in a company whose excellence drive significant impact, it is far more sustainable to channel results through teams, as they offer a strategic advantage by bringing together diverse perspectives, skills, and experiences. This diversity fosters creativity and problem-solving capabilities, enabling teams to tackle complex challenges with agility and ingenuity. So instead of having the bosses and the high potentials as bottlenecks because they make all the decisions, an empowered and effective team moves faster and exponentially performs better.

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Teams are also essential for fostering a culture of continuous improvement and learning within organizations. By working together towards common goals, team members not only share knowledge and expertise but also challenge each other to push boundaries and explore new ideas. In an era where innovation is a key driver of competitiveness, the collaborative environment of teams provides a fertile ground for experimentation and the exchange of best practices. This culture of innovation not only fuels organizational growth but also enhances employee engagement and satisfaction, as individuals feel empowered to contribute to meaningful outcomes.

Furthermore, teams play a crucial role in promoting effective communication and collaboration across departments and hierarchical levels. In today’s interconnected business ecosystem, siloed approaches can hinder progress. Teams break down these barriers by facilitating open dialogue, sharing information transparently, and fostering a sense of shared ownership. This seamless flow of communication allows organizations to respond quickly to market changes, seize opportunities, and stay ahead of the competition. As businesses continue to navigate the complexities of the modern world, the ability of teams to be truly collaborative is key to sustainable growth and success.


From the Master Coach

Why Team Coaching is the Fastest-Growing Type of Coaching Today

Lynne Reyes
By Julius Ordonez, MCC, ACTC

The way professional coaching is perceived and experienced in the workplace has significantly changed in the last 10 years. It used to be an intervention reserved for either top leaders needing to work on certain areas for development, or hi-potentials needing to prepare for a more senior role. Add to that the confidentiality and high costs involved in coaching back then, and naturally the whole process was shrouded in a kind of mystery that few “regular workers” neither understood nor had the possibility to access.

Specifically…

  • Team Coaching helps improve communication, trust, and synergy within teams, ultimately leading to greater performance and results. In today’s fast-paced and complex business environment, organizations place greater emphasis on teamwork and collaboration which team coaching achieves. As organizations seek to become more agile and adaptable, team coaching provides a targeted approach to improving team effectiveness.
  • Team Coaching focuses on achieving specific outcomes and goals and addressing specific organizational challenges like improving team dynamics, enhancing communication, resolving conflicts, and leveling up team performance, all of which are observable through behavioral indicators, e.g. everyone speaks up during meetings. This appeals to organizations that are seeking tangible and measurable improvements in their teams’ performance.
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  • Team Coaching can be more scalable than individual coaching, as it can benefit an entire team or department at once. This makes it a more efficient and cost-effective way to improve performance and productivity across an organization.
  • Team Coaching often involves working with team leaders and managers, and as a by-product they too develop their coaching and leadership skills. As organizations recognize the importance of strong leadership at all levels, team coaching has become a valuable tool for developing and supporting effective leaders.

I’m happy to share that Benchmark Consulting is running a Team Coaching Certification Program that’s ideal to broaden your skillset if you work in Team Development as a Coach, Facilitator or Team Leader. Take advantage of this opportunity to be one of the first in the country to get a Team Coaching Certification according to the standards of the ICF!


Toolkit

Toolkit: Managing Hybrid Teams

Managing hybrid teams, consisting of both remote and in-office members, requires a thoughtful and inclusive approach to ensure effective collaboration and productivity. Here are five tips for successfully managing hybrid teams:

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1. Establish clear communication channels. Create transparent and inclusive communication channels to keep all team members connected. Utilize collaboration tools, project management platforms, and messaging apps.

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2. Define expectations and guidelines. Clearly define expectations and guidelines for both remote and in-office work. Establish a shared understanding of work hours, availability, preferred communication methods, deadlines, project milestones, and key performance indicators.

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3. Prioritize Inclusivity and Team Building. Organize virtual team-building activities, video conferences, or occasional in-person gatherings to foster a sense of camaraderie. Acknowledge and celebrate individual and team achievements to boost morale and motivation.

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4. Promote Flexibility and Autonomy. Embrace a flexible work environment that accommodates the diverse needs of both remote and in-office team members. Grant autonomy in managing work schedules and environments, allowing individuals to optimize their productivity.

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5. Invest in Technology and Training. Ensure that all team members have access to reliable communication tools, project management software, and training resources. Offer training sessions on the effective use of collaboration tools, AI and best practices for virtual communication.


Coming Up At Benchmark

Registration is open for the following courses!

Team Coaching Certification Program

March to July 2024
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Advanced Professional Coaching Certification Course

April to July 2024
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Accelerated Coach Training Program

May to August 2024
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Benchmark Consulting’s Team Coaching Certification Program with Master Coach Julius Ordonez elevates team dynamics

*As published by Business Mirror on their website in February 2024

Master Coach Julius Ordonez of Benchmark Consulting is opening a Team Coaching Certification program that seeks to propel teams and organizations toward peak performance and deliver unprecedented success to the bottom line.

In today’s fast-paced and competitive business landscape, the power of collaboration and effective teamwork cannot be overstated. Recognizing this critical need, Benchmark Consulting is proud to present its Team Coaching Certification program, meticulously crafted to align with the esteemed standards set by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the global authority in Professional Coaching. This transformative program is set to redefine team dynamics by providing a comprehensive framework that fosters collaboration and synergy, enhances communication, and cultivates high-performing teams.


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Marcia Reynolds

Congratulations, Marcia!

Last January 30, our partner and friend Dr. Marcia Reynolds, MCC, launched her new book, Breakthrough Coaching. In just a day, it became a bestseller in the US and Singapore on Amazon.com! If you are in the coaching space, make sure to get your copy to guide you through powerful, deep and transformative conversations with your clients.

As a special gift to ALL COACHES IN OUR NETWORK, even for non-Benchmark alumni, we invite you to a free 1-hour learning session and demo coaching on Breakthrough Coaching with Dr. Marcia Reynolds herself! This will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 11AM PH Time via Zoom.


UP Coaching Hub

UP Coaching Hub on Its Second Year

Benchmark Consulting is extremely happy to announce that we have renewed our partnership with the University of the Philippines Diliman for UP Coaching Hub, a pro bono coaching program for students. This year, 62 Coaches have committed their time and effort for this project, serving 93 students. That’s a whopping 70% increase from last year’s participation! This project represents our contribution towards nation-building as we help the future leaders of our companies and our country navigate leadership and personal balance. We kicked off on February 8 and are looking forward to another very successful run.