You might ask yourself, ‘these coaching emails are great - but what else can I do with Cloverleaf?’ The following highlights how Cloverleaf has brought value to other teams and organizations and if you follow these, to yours as well. Have any questions or want more resources, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1:1’s & Performance Conversations. You may have created a regular rhythm around having check-ins or performance conversations with your team members, which is excellent - well done. But what people often want is a way to make these conversations more impactful. Cloverleaf can provide language and prompts to take these conversations from task-oriented and transactional to impactful and full of meaning and purpose.
Start by sharing your coaching tips with your team member and ask them to provide their perspective on the coaching tip.
Slack or Teams prompts - look at recent prompts and ask them to share their thoughts.
Read the Product Guide for using Cloverleaf for successful performance conversations.
Read a chapter from our Boss to Coach eBook on how to give positive and constructive feedback.
Onboarding new team members. Successful onboarding of new team members goes beyond completing a checklist of employment forms or ensuring they have a computer. Cloverleaf can help expedite the behavioral onboarding of new team members. Learning differences and quirks of how we work together in the first month instead of learning from difficult mistakes over the years can help new team members collaborate and communicate more effectively much faster.
Read our Product Guide for using Cloverleaf to onboard new teammates
Cross-functional teams. - Cross-functional teams are critical to larger organizations’ success and have an extremely high failure rate. Interactions across departments or divisions, geographies, cultures, and time zones can create complexities for being productive and achieving success.
New manager training programs - If you’re big enough to have a dedicated crop of new managers or train hundreds a year, you need to help individual contributors become productive. It is not an easy transition, and new managers may need a pocket coach for on-demand coaching or training over time with nudges.
We put together an entire playbook (even available as an audiobook) named “From Boss to Coach - A Playbook for New Managers.”
Team building activities. It is common for teams to feel disconnected and even more so in fully remote, distributed, or hybrid units. We are big proponents (and research demonstrates the value) of creating shared experiences for your team. Leaders often default to hosting off-sites or on-sites to bring the whole team together (often in person but sometimes virtual) to align the team and build team cohesion. With Cloverleaf, you can avoid spending $10,000 on an expensive retreat and use the team dashboard and related resources to have a more meaningful team conversation. Here are a few resources we have created to help you maximize your time and your use of Cloverleaf in a team-building context:
Product Guide on How to Lead a Team Building Session with Cloverleaf
It doesn’t have to be a full-day retreat to build team cohesion; 5 minutes at the beginning of a team meeting to ask for an ice breaker can also be valuable. We’ve put together some prompts in this blog post, or you can request a deck of conversation cards for your conference room.