Whether you’re looking to improve performance, build strong teams, establish open communication or increase employee engagement and retention, there are many reasons to work with a coach. Great organizations know; when you invest in your people, the rewards pay dividends to your business. However, one of the often overlooked benefits of working with a coach is that while it serves the organization as a whole, it also benefits the employee as an individual.
Employees who have access to support from a coach can boost their self-confidence, improve their communication skills and increase their job satisfaction. Yes, this is great for the workplace, but these benefits create positive ripple effects across every aspect of our lives.
We’ve put together a list of three common instances to help you recognize when an employee would benefit from working with a coach.
1. When an Employee is Disengaged
According to Forbes, the cost of disengaged employees is equivalent to 34% of their annual salary or $3,400 for every $10,000 of income. So while it may be easy to focus on the employee who is shining in a role, often it’s the employee who is struggling that would benefit the most from working with a coach.
If you’re conducting performance reviews and identifying areas for improvement – but then not offering follow-up support – that’s one of the fastest ways to demotivate an employee and cause them to become disengaged from their work. Coaches can provide crucial guidance for employees that keep them engaged and excited to improve and learn at work.
Sometimes signs of disengagement from an employee could also be an indication that something else is going on. Coaching can help uncover the root cause of an issue and give employees who may be overwhelmed the support to communicate their needs and make a plan that works for them.
2. When an Employee is in a Leadership Role
Leaders, especially those who manage other people, have a tremendous amount of responsibility and no shortage of decisions to make every day. This can quickly become stressful and exhausting and, if not properly managed, will lead to burnout. When that happens, the knock-on effects can impact everyone in the organization. Providing coaching to the leaders in your organization improves the function of your entire team.
3. When Your Business is Navigating Change
We’ve had no lack of change in recent years, and change is inevitable in life and business, but it can be hard for anyone to manage. If your organization is undergoing major changes, then it’s important to offer extra support and resources during this time. A coach can positively influence the change process with a custom approach that makes change feel less stressful and more attainable. Practicing good change management by working with a coach will lay the groundwork for long-term success.
Businesses are only as good as their employees, so don’t neglect opportunities to help your team members unlock their full potential.
With decades of experience coaching employees at all stages in their careers, Cenera can help your team attract, engage and retain top talent, regardless of your business or industry.
Reach out to us today to learn how our customized coaching services can benefit every business and every employee.
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