Managers with coaching skills demonstrate the value of supporting and developing others.
Coaching is an essential tool for achieving business goals and managers who make time to build coaching into their role will have significant benefits for the organisation.
The business world is competitive and using coaching to grow talented staff is a key way to retain talent. Individuals who are supported and coached will thrive and feel invested in the organisation.
Coaching requires managers to enjoy developing others and work from the assumption that the people who work for them don’t necessarily have all the skills for the job and will need to learn and grow to fulfil their role and adapt to changing circumstances.
Creating a culture where coaching is the norm rather than an intervention technique will allow talent to flourish, and create rounded employees who can more effectively help achieve business goals.
It can also form part of the performance development review process within the organisation and support the conversations held with individuals on goal setting.