We live in the Industrial Age where is very important to have a productive way of thinking and a visionary mind in order to put together the main interests of the business and the main resources of any company – workforce.
Especially now, when we are living such provocative times with fast changes like working from home, hybrid mode or both, you can observe based on data and results that employees can become unproductive, disengaged, and cost your business money without effective coaching.
Have you been wondering about the importance of coaching at the workplace?
Steve jobs had an interesting quote very applicable in our days: “It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do. It makes more sense to hire smart people and train them enough so they start telling you what to do.” – what better way of training than coaching do you know?
From my coach perspective is obvious that employees effectively turn into higher productivity levels and better performance at work. Coaching employees improve their skills, competencies, and engagement, because coaching brings trust, awareness and the desire to play.
Organizations are discovering that the traditional “command and control” style of management is no longer effective in today’s environment, which requires rapid response, leveraged creativity, resilience, and individual effort and performance in order to remain competitive.
Let’s look at some benefits of coaching employees at the workplace:
- Improve employee performance
Why coach employees? Because the impact of coaching on employee performance is enormous.
Coaching employees to improve performance enhances individual skills and helps them better understand their role in the organization, they are a lot of people who refuse to express what they believe because they have different fears: fear of rejection, fear of disappointment, fear of mistake, fear of failure etc. When employees know what to do and why they’re doing it, they’ll perform better and at a higher level.
Coaching will help you train your employee to start thinking (and working) with company goals in mind which will be a win-win result for both of you.
- Creates team relations
Coaching in the workplace can help create stronger bonds within your team. As team members become more comfortable with leaders, they’ll be more willing to seek help when problems arise and co-create together for solutions.
Building strong relations is a high catalyst to create more opportunities for positive communication and feedback. Coaching was found to improve productivity through mediating factors such as psychological safety.
- Develops Problem-Solving Skills
Problem-solving skills help you determine the source of a problem and find an effective solution. Learning how to problem-solve helps employees become more confident in making decisions and moving forward when faced with a challenge. Instead of stopping their workflow when an issue arises, employees can find a solution themselves will become more confident and less reliant.
When you teach employees how to solve problems themselves, you’re setting yourself and your employees up for greater productivity, for a happy environment and a better professional life.
Employee coaching programs are so effective that some of the largest companies in the world have implemented them. If you do not have Coaching session as benefits put this on the list for the next budgets, will bring a lot of value for sure.