While commonly associated with senior management, the benefits of Workplace Coaching extend across all workforce levels, fostering a coaching culture that empowers managers to engage employees, enhancing team capability and knowledge while instilling confidence in business contributions.
Workplace Coaching is a powerful tool which can have a profound impact both professionally and personally on employees. We all perform at our best when we feel valued, motivated, supported, connected, trusted and happy. However, for many, the fast pace of life along with perceived and real expectations can manifest into stress and a struggle to be top of our game.
Whilst many organisations look at coaching as something more aligned with the development of the senior management and leadership teams, it can be enormously beneficial to employees at all levels.
When organisations adopt a coaching culture, where the development of managers is to engage with employees by empowering them in a supportive coaching context. This helps to build the team capability, build knowledge and deepen their experience by allowing them to input into the business with confidence.
We can sometimes get confused with what coaching is. It’s not training, counselling, mentoring or consulting – it is about creating an environment where the employee is enabled to take ownership of their performance and actions.
Coaching provides a framework for identifying a clear set of goals in a way that accommodates the differences of individuals experience and needs. The purpose and goals of the coaching are directly linked to the goals and objectives of the business. This will ensure a positive impact across the whole organisation.
How can the results of the Workplace Coaching impact the business?
Here is a summary of some of the key benefits to the organisation:
- Employees become more self-aware as they develop the skills to progress into management and leadership roles.
- It contributes to a more positive working environment which translates into more engaged, motivated and productive employees.
- It can make it easier and faster to introduce change by enabling empowerment, participation and trust in decision making.
- Helps build resilience and provides the tools to deal with conflict, difficult relationships and situations.
- Coaching positively impacts talent management through increased retention rates and becoming an employer of choice.
Some of the outcomes we have witnessed for organisations who invest in coaching:
Increased productivity and output
Fostering a coaching culture takes time and needs to be a key part of the organisation’s strategy in order to be successful. However, as the culture becomes embedded and the process becomes more consistent and valued, the organisation will begin to see the results.
Workplace burnout and the role of coaching
Workplace burnout is a significant challenge that many employees face today. The fast-paced and demanding nature of work, combined with personal and professional expectations, can lead to stress and feelings of being overwhelmed.
By incorporating coaching into the organisation’s culture, employees can develop essential skills to cope with burnout, build resilience, and achieve a healthier work-life balance.
Coaching provides individuals with a supportive framework to set clear goals, manage stress, and take ownership of their performance and career growth. As part of a coaching culture, managers are equipped to empower their teams, fostering a positive working environment where employees feel valued, motivated, and supported in their personal and professional development.
Where do you start?
Voltedge can work with you to identify the areas that are causing most challenges and the gaps that are impeding the development and growth of your workforce. We will then develop a customised coaching programme that not only addresses these areas but is wholly aligned to your strategic business plan.
We have a panel of experienced coaches who work with diverse sectors, groups and individuals which means we can provide coaches who will match your needs. A successful coaching programme depends on the positive relationship between coach and coachee.