This week I was joining “that informal morning coffee conversation” of a team I’m coaching – and we made some team coaching magic happen. The team made progress, “just” with basic professional skills like listening and visualization. It felt like a true remote-work achivement that made the Agile Coach in me very joyful.
Some context first
The team and I are working together since a couple of weeks; they’re all in a fully virtual setting since spring 2020. I was already part of some of those “coffee conversations” that soon turn in work convos.
So this week, I tapped into a profound ‘blind spot’. Folks of the team and me, we uncovered it together. The best part is: people on the team also want to address & work on it! 🙂
That made me learn three Agile Coaching work basics again:
- listening is a true skill
- the power of invitation-based work
(over pressuring folks to do or change something)
- facilitation is mighty – even if it is done by “just text” – it doesn’t always have to be “a picture” or even a sketchnote
Visualization brings progress
You might now ask… “How did you do that?”
Well, I “just” offered some visualization to that team. 😉
Following a discussion, I was jotting down the keypoints on-the-fly… while listening to the convo. This time it even was “just” text. After the discussion, I offered the text to the team.
That offer (and the text) sparked conversations afterwards which in turn revealed the spots to work on.
What about you?
I am curious:
- What is your (recent) remote-work achievement?
- What is your “magic moment” in a virtual team-work setting?