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A High-End Overview of Workplace Coaching

Mar 27, 2018 3:00:00 PM

It’s time for part 2 of our blog series on coaching in the workplace. This week we’ll be offering a high-level overview on some of our favorite coaching techniques and following up with in-depth analysis in the coming segments.

Coaching has become the term that many businesses are using to replace “Performance Management”, but why? When many people hear “Performance Management” it conjures up the image of year-end reviews, and bullet-point lists of what an employee can improve upon discussed in a conference room. Those reviews are often the only time an employee will receive any sort of feedback on their performance, unless an incident occurred which warranted reprimand. Many managers and business owners are discovering that one, 1-hour review per year doesn’t help anyone, and will rarely change behavior. Many businesses have discovered that taking a "Workplace Coaching" approach (that is, having frequent interaction with your employees through real-time feedback and updates, like a sports coach) has been known to provide better results. Any business, in any industry, can utilize coaching. Check out this short list containing a few of the many benefits of this concept in-action:

  • Build relationships
  • Provide real-time feedback
  • Challenge employee ideas/solutions
  • Encourage and motivate
  • Provide results & achieve goals

These are just a few of the high-end solutions that Workplace Coaching can provide. We do want to emphasize that proper Workplace Coaching is not a “one size fits all” operation. Every business has different needs and different employees. They should take into consideration that some of these techniques will work better than others. That being said, the concept of coaching focuses on a positive work environment with reinforcement, trust, and growth being a few of the key features. Don't be afraid to experiment until you find the techniques that work for you!

Next week we’ll be delving deeper into how Workplace Coaching can be implemented into a Workplace by transforming your managers and staff leaders from “Performance Reviewers”, into Coaches.

 

Want to read part 1 of our Workplace Coaching series? Click HERE to check it out, and be sure to keep an eye on the Proliant Twitter for part 3!

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