Ever found yourself grinding your teeth over a team member's flaws, blind to what they excel at? That's the cliffhanger we tackle with a tale of transformation that began with an exasperated manager and an employee's untapped potential. Our conversation pivots on a singular, powerful question that reframes a common workplace conundrum: "What does the employee do well?"
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Crafting Questions to Uncover Workplace Motivations
What if you could unlock the secret to understanding what truly motivates people? Even more, how can you apply this knowledge effectively in workplace scenarios?
Often, organizations will deploy a workplace engagement study to ascertain their employee's happiness and level of engagement. This could include their salary, their benefits, their engagement levels, their motivation, their team dynamics, or what have you. The purpose of the engagement study is to find out what's going on in the workplace. Often, organizations will do this on an annual basis..
I bet when you first read the title you thought it was over the top. This is from a company we worked with years ago that had less than 15 people when I first started working with them. I'll never forget the day this conversation took place. It still reminds me of the value of teaching coaching and what I do for a living.
A manager of one of our clients sites was extremely upset with one of his..
One of the questions I receive frequently from managers is about getting their managers or executive team to coach them. They often fear retribution if they bring it up- as if they are crossing a line. When we provide our program to organizations, everybody says you should start with the executive team, which I agree with, but often it gets pushed down to management levels below the executive..
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.
One question you may ask yourself is, "Why should I coach my employees?" or "Why should my company invest in a coaching culture?"