Viewing coaching as an essential skill, required from all people managers across the organisation, is a good place to start. The ability to deliver tangible results from teams via effective coaching skills is something that can be measured and recognised. Developing these skills in people managers begins the process of embedding skills
in the next generation.
However, the recent report ‘Good Work: The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices’ found that only half of employees feel that their manager is good at seeking their views, something that a competent coaching style can avoid.
In our view, there are two common attributes of successful organisations. Firstly, business objectives and individual goals are closely aligned. Secondly, teams work together successfully to achieve common goals with these goals being well communicated, easily understood and embedded throughout the organisation at all levels.
However, for most organisations, achieving high levels of engagement needs focus. There is a wealth of evidence that suggests that, with the right coaching support, individuals can overcome many barriers – whether cognitive, behavioural, performance, attitudinal or career-goal related. This ensures that people both engage and align with their organisation’s objectives, as well as achieve their business and individual goals as part of an effective team.
To retain talent and maintain a competitive edge, companies should focus attention on building engagement, loyalty and job satisfaction. Organisations whose managers are effective coaches are the role models that create a coaching culture which ultimately creates a positive and productive environment for the entire workforce. A study conducted by Harvard Business School aligns with the Taylor Report and shows that the main motivator of employees is NOT reward and recognition, but progress. This sense of progress and development can be significantly enhanced by regular career coaching conversations between employee and employer within a companywide supportive coaching culture.
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