One of the main issues faced by both large and small companies is work with personnel. Hiring a coach is an effective method to improve company performance. What is it and what are the advantages of this method of work?
What is coaching?
Coaching is a system of work with personnel with the involvement of a specially trained person – a coach. The main goal of coaching is to help each employee achieve their goals by using specific techniques and performing a series of actions. Coaching has its origins in the 90s of the XX century. Then this direction was just beginning to gain fame, but over time it became popular throughout Europe, and then beyond its borders. The main goal of coaching is to motivate a person to take conscious and independent action. At the same time, the coach does not give a ready-made scheme of actions, but only sets the direction in which the employee needs to move, helps to determine the goals and objectives, and also to identify those shortcomings that need to be worked on. As a result, the employee becomes more productive, and therefore more effective.
Benefits of Coaching
Throughout the history of coaching, this technique of working with personnel has repeatedly proved its effectiveness and the unconditional positive results of its application speak for themselves: the efficiency of company management increases several times: employees clearly understand and form methods for solving problems that the management sets for them, which increases the rate of achievement of the tasks set by 30%; relationships become more trusting: subordinates are not afraid to express their opinion on the solution of a particular task, which means that the chance to develop an optimal plan of action to achieve the company’s goals increases; more time for strategic tasks: due to delegation of authority, management has more time to solve strategic business problems. Types of coaching Distinguish internal and external coaching. The difference is that with internal coaching, the coach is part of the staff, and with external coaching, he is an external specialist who is attracted by company leaders to conduct a series of training, seminars, lectures aimed at increasing the initiative and productivity of staff. With this approach, employees become more motivated and responsible – and this, in turn, leads to the fact that leaders in each department begin to appear who motivate others to achieve better results. Another advantage of both internal and external coaching is that staff training takes place right in the office, which significantly saves time. Over time, initiative, creativity, and a responsible approach to work will become the norm, and this, in turn, will affect the overall performance indicators. Coaching is one of the most effective systems for working with personnel. By inviting an experienced specialist to the company to conduct training, seminars, and lectures, the manager can count not only on increasing the company’s productivity but also on improving the overall psychological climate in the team, which is very important if the company seeks to achieve good success in its field in the future. Despite the fact that a coach with a “name” can cost a lot, the costs are often fully offset by increased profits after six months or a year.