Middle Circle® for Teams

Effective teams have a profound effect on organizations’ performance and are vital to their success.
Middle Circle® for Teams helps teams to identify critical gaps, key strengths and improvement areas to extend their capability beyond their current level of effectiveness.

The Coaching Tool for Team Effectiveness

Teams increase the financial success of companies and the most effective teams deliver 23% more economic impact **. Boards that are able to function effectively as a team have an 800% greater impact on firm profitability.***

Yet only 13% of teams actually drive performance.** Does yours?

Research has long shown that when organizations focus on building effective teams, they not only benefit the organization as a whole but they help corporations remain competitive, improve organizational effectiveness and reduce employee turnover.

Designed with teams, for teams, underpinned by quantitative University research
Trackable action plans to change outdated and ineffective team routines
Support over time with tool usable over 12-month period
Supported by accredited and experienced Middle Circle® coaches

The Team Effectiveness Model

The Middle Circle® for Teams diagnostic tool works with you to identify teams’ critical gaps, key strengths and improvement areas and extend their capability beyond their current level of effectiveness.

Middle Circle® for Teams delivers a clear, insightful report complete with trackable on-line action plans to move a team into its development zone and on the path to improved team effectiveness. We don’t just look at individuals but how a group of individuals work, operate and interact together.

Middle Circle® for Teams  Diagnostic Tool

The domains of an Effective team

Middle Circle® for Teams team effectiveness model is based upon four inter-linked domains: ‘Fundamentals’; ‘Individual Behaviour’; ‘Team Dynamics’, and ‘Conditions for Work’.

These domains are:

  • Fundamentals: the critical, ‘must have’ elements that enable a team to be effective
  • Individual Behaviour: how individual team members behave as they carry out their team roles.
  • Team Dynamics: how team members behave towards one another.
  • Conditions for Work: the climate that is created by the team and the conditions that are in place for the team to carry out its work.

These four domains measure 14 drivers of team effectiveness.

Middle Circle® for Teams - Team Effectiveness Drivers

What it measures

Whole Team

Focusses on the whole team – not just individual members and their personalities


Different versions for executive, leadership, boards and functional teams

Team Effectiveness

Pinpoints 14 drivers and inhibitors of team effectiveness


Connects the team to its organizational context & shows how the team changes over time

The Tool


Underpinned by quantitative University research


Functional flexibility to allow the practitioner to choose how they use the tool

Insight into Action

Habit-changing trackable actions accessible over 12 months


Provides an easily accessible, engaging mobile experience

What Middle Circle® Clients Say


“Middle Circle® brings real clarity and focus to my work. I can easily see what is needed within a team and measure their progress over time”

Accredited Middle Circle® Practitioner


“Teams are more aware of their behaviours and ways of working, helping me to address any uncomfortable dynamics and make the team more effective.”

Accredited Middle Circle® Practitioner
CM2 Change Management Consultants


“Middle Circle’s diagnostic allows very pivotal conversations to happen by providing a structured dialogue and opportunities for challenge and reflection”

Accredited Middle Circle® Practitioner


“Middle Circle® for Teams, was central to us securing a large client. My work was extended beyond the Leadership team and we achieved a 50% uplift in business

Accredited Middle Circle® Practitioner
CM2 Change Management Consultants


Discussing our Middle Circle® profile and actions was the best conversation we’ve ever had as a leadership team.

Operations Director
Global high street retailer


Using Middle Circle® was the 1st time we’ve felt like a team.

Distribution Company


Middle Circle® has provided rich, insightful feedback that has provoked and inspired a sea change in the way that the team operates.


Finance Director
Top 10 global law firm

** Source: Price, C. (2016): Accelerating Performance.

***Source: Charas, HBR, 2014

Middle Circle® for Teams

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