Team bridging is a specific form of team coaching which aims to improve operative effectiveness in two or several teams which are to work together or merge. As its name implies, it is a matter of forging connections and facilitating flow between the entities.
Bridging is especially effective in instances of mergers between entities, or in the wake of a restructuring, or quite simply to smooth interaction between teams in the same organisation (marketing and sales departments, contractors and project managers, the London and Madrid offices etc.).
Bridging can also be used to resolve operational and/or cultural conflicts.
It is a matter of developing the combined intelligence of interacting teams and if possible to help them reach the “resonance” level of performance in which operational effectiveness is at its height.
It differs from team coaching in its extra emphasis on ties, flow and inter-team processes. It can be rounded off with specific team coaching and/or individual coaching.