We’ve got an emergency going on! Government, healthcare, manufacturing, education, services or non-profit are being challenged to keep up with multiple ongoing changes while also paying attention to growth. Everyone is being asked to do more with less. Most of you have seen a host of new technology and rapidly changing systems that require your business environment to be agile, innovative, responsive and adaptable. There has been a tremendous shift from algorithmic work to heuristic work. In other words, the shift from routine, repetitive measurable work, to work that involves critical thinking, analysis and creativity. Approximately 70% of current job growth in North America is in heuristic work and it is only growing. The old carrot and stick approach worked well in the old algorithmic environment but researchers have found it can be devastating in a heuristic environment. What is more effective for this environment is competency in soft skills…enter coaching.
- Join our next FREE Webinar on the topic of Using A Coach Approach to Leadership. Wednesday, April [email protected] a.m. Pacific time. We will be discussing this very compelling topic. Make sure you have an understanding of what this approach can do for your organization and your career. We will be giving you real tools and practical tips to help you transition to Using A Coach Approach to Leadership. Be sure to join us. Click Here to register.
We’ve been hearing so much great feedback on how coaching is changing the way people do business, improving lives, and helping companies receive substantial benefits. Here’s just a couple recent success stories, we’re excited to share:
- One of our clients had their managers take our 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ and the associated Virtual Practicum. We’re thrilled to report their results showed great improvements in BOTH retention of employees AND faster acceleration of managers to higher levels of leadership – and it’s because of the coaching skills they’ve implemented in their company’s practices!
- Another 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ participant reported receiving great feedback on improved leadership skills, which she attributed to the coaching techniques she’s applied at work!
We’re so glad to be a part of helping people achieve more and be better at what they do every day!
Organizational cultures are no different. Employees new to a company enter a foreign crowd of people already at home in their environment. Belonging is a right to be earned.
A well-designed coaching culture can offer a variety of benefits that effectively engage new employees into the flow of the company processes. For instance, providing a guide or a coach for new employees can help them better navigate the moments of uncertainty and loneliness in an unfamiliar crowd, offer them someone designated to answer their questions, and provide general support and information to ease their transition.
Organizations with strong coaching cultures affirm the value of new employees by providing an environment that facilitates adaptation into an already established community. In these organizations, leaders play an active role in the growth of employees and “making the numbers” is no longer most important. This culture is integrated into daily processes at all levels of leadership, many even including coaching as a line item in their budgets.
Coaching is shown to lead to “increased engagement, faster on-boarding, and faster leadership development.” Millennials, currently entering the workforce, who are offered coaching within six months of employment, are less likely to leave. Companies with active coaching cultures are also rewarded with increased productivity, higher return on investment, and retention of satisfied employees who have found a community where, when no one is looking, they feel like they belong.
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