Creating High Performance in business by Safaraz Ali
My go to quote for everything about team work and therefore peer challenge and support is:
“we are not a team because we work together,
we are a team because we make each other better”
Each one of us has three key groups of people for leaning on for learning and supporting:
Those ahead of us in a specific area
Those at the same level as us
Those behind us in a specific area
When you get involved in peer challenging and supporting, it allows you to reflect yourself & improve your own performance
When one teaches, two learn
That’s why they say the best way to learn and grow yourself is to support others
Peer coaching and support process can create a powerful combination of open questions and a diverse range of perspectives on a one to one or one to many basis.
The aim being to help an individual take new perspectives on a challenge and to generate new insights.
The questions are the key, It's all about the questions you ask, how you ask and the follow up questions to get to the core issue and get some real reflective practice and momentum.
As some suggestions and to get you into the flow, it might be useful to consider the following example questions: