In helping professions supervision is viewed as an essential method for developing the professional skills as well as getting the support needed when the work includes difficult and emotionally heavy tasks.

Supervision can be provided individually or in smaller groups with similar professions and/or tasks. It can also be a way for a multi-professional team to improve their work together by better understanding differences and similarities between the individuals. The goal is to become a more supportive, efficient and stronger team.

Supervision is also beneficial for managers working with both bigger and smaller teams.