Relationships are tricky, especially in the workplace. One bad relationship with a coworker can negatively affect the work you do with that person, which can lower progress, motivation, engagement, and overall morale.
It’s imperative with retaining and recruiting top talent managers MUST MUST MUST coach. The economy is picking up so demand to keep and retain talent will become tougher. Managers are magnets either pushing people away or pulling them in!
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Active Listening and Coaching:
Coaching involves a lot of listening. Whether it be when meeting with an employee about what skills need to be worked on, or if an employee has a problem or conflict that they need help resolving, a coach needs to not only listen to them but understand them. When you are coaching it is important to use active listening. Active listening is defined as a communication technique that requires the listener to feed back what they hear to the speaker. As a coach, it is important that your employees feel you are listening to what they are saying and doing your best to work out a solution to any conflicts they have.
Managers and leaders everywhere want employees that are highly motivated and committed to their company's goals and overall success. To build this high performing team, you need to learn how to motivate the team members. Coaching will provide you with ways to help motivate your employees. Coaching is different from managing as coaching provides guidelines to help an employee become more successful and motivated. Leaders and managers who coach focus on driving employees to perform better by concentrating on skill set development, attitude improvement, increase knowledge and behavior enrichment. The following are some areas that you can focus on to provide a more motivated environment: