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The Benefits of Workplace Coaching

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 all employees.  Ideally organisations will adopt a coaching culture whereby managers are trained to empower their teams to build their knowledge and experience and allow them to input into the business with confidence.

It’s important to remember that coaching is not training, counselling, mentoring or consulting – it is about taking ownership, performance and action. Coaching provides a framework for clear goals and everyone’s experience and needs are different. It is also important that the purpose and goals of the coaching are linked to the goals and objectives of the business. This will ensure it will be valued across the whole organisation. How can the results of the coaching impact the business?

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 impacts talent management through increased retention rates and becoming an employer of choice.

Resulting in 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.

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.

We can help to embed the culture into your workplace with “Lunch and Learn” style workshops and provide training for managers to enable them to coach their own teams.

If you would like more information on the Voltedge Coaching Programme please contact us on 01 5252914 or email info@voltedge.ie

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