The coaching industry is growing by leaps and bounds. With that being, said I think we have to be very conscientious of the reasons why we need to coach and not just for the traditional reasons of engagement and performance development, but more organizational reasons as well.
Managers coach every day to either stay or leave. Managers who have no time to catch are coaching people to leave a void of their intentions. Silence speaks loudly to employees. The #1 reason people quit is their manager or boss!
5 Strategic Reasons:
- If managers leverage strengths first and foremost, people will engage eight times more according to the Gallup organization research. Managers tend to gravitate toward what they see is wrong and avoid constructive criticism. Engage with the positives and watch results soar.
- Coaching through questions and not just feedback provides a better understanding of employees which translates into greater trust from the employee to the manager.
- If managers bring people into their office for the good stuff (not the typical what they did wrong reasons) the will ultimately share this with fellow employees as they typically ask.
- The Power of Progress - if people are aware of their progress specific to their job they become more motivated according to Teresa Amabile of Harvard. She shares in her study that people were most motivated when they felt like they were progressing in their job. If managers leveraged this concept people will more than likely stay!
- 30 Second Coaching - we teach a simple concept of acknowledging people in their work areas to provide specific praise to someone who has done a good job. When this occurs the employee often will share this with other employees which ultimately drives the workplace culture in a positive direction.
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