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Executive group coaching: interventions not for the faint of heart

Kets de Vries, M. F. R. and Rook, C. ORCID: (2021) Executive group coaching: interventions not for the faint of heart. Organisational and Social Dynamics, 21 (1). pp. 134-151. ISSN 2044-3765

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To link to this item DOI: 10.33212/osd.v21n1.2021.134


As the world is changing, organizations are changing with it: Matrix structures, flat hierarchies, virtual work and teamwork are becoming the norm. Therefore, the ability of working successfully with others has become increasingly important and effective teamwork is essential to make these new complex organizational structures work. However, as this special issue highlights, there are major challenges in working effectively together in this rapidly changing world. Indeed, teams often do not live up to the promise of faster problem solving or higher levels of innovation. ‘Turf wars’ and broken trust are common. Group coaching interventions can be second to none in creating effective collaboration and a culture of trust. Based on the clinical paradigm, this paper outlines competencies and conceptual models that make for successful group coaching. Overall, effective group coaching interventions, which will also help executives to lead and direct individual and organizational transformation and to create a coaching culture within organizations, need group coaches who have a holistic orientation and pay attention both to micro and macro processes.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Henley Business School > Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
ID Code:100473
Publisher:Phoenix Publishing House

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