Why All Managers Should Learn How to Coach

You may think that as a manager your main job is to ensure that your employees are doing what is required of them to ensure the smooth running of the company. This is, of course, true. However, there is so much more you could offer your team, and the business itself, if you are willing to put in the time and effort to do so.

Would you like to be able to motivate, inspire, and drive your team to greatness?

Be the type of manager that can spot new talent a mile off?

Plus, learn how to deal with difficult situations in a positive way?

If yes, you are already one step closer to making the decision to develop your coaching abilities as a manager.

Interested to know more about why you should become a career coach? Keep reading to discover how learning to coach your team could be the best business decision you make in 2020.

Increased employee engagement

Long gone are the days when a manager could simply bark orders at their employees and hope to get optimal results. Now, if you want to keep your existing employees engaged, as well as attract potential new ones, you need to ensure that they feel involved and empowered at work.

When you undertake a coaching programme or qualification, you will be learn how to effectively and proactively involve your employees in the company so that they feel valued, appreciated and part of the bigger picture, resulting in a more driven team.

Improved employee retention

As a manager or business owner, you will know only too well the importance of retaining valuable members of staff. Unfortunately, today’s employees want a lot more in terms of benefits than in previous years, both relating to their work/life balance and their career progression.

That being said, if you are able to coach your team and successfully support their aspirations, as well as offer flexible and remote working options where possible, you will be able to not only keep your best members of staff, but actively help them to perform better for themselves and for the business.

Enhanced communication

Arguably one of the hardest goals for managers to achieve, opening an effective and honest line of communication between yourself and your employees can seem like an impossible task.

However, once you have acquired basic coaching abilities, you will be able to successfully establish a two-way dialogue between you and your employees that will be beneficial for both parties involved.

If, at the moment, you are relying on monthly, or perhaps even yearly appraisals to discuss any issues that you may have with an employee, and vice versa, you may well be putting the wellbeing of both the company and your employees at risk.

Open dialogues, however, can result in:

  • Ongoing and effective insights into employee performance
  • An increased knowledge of the goals and aspirations of your employees
  • Any areas of conflict being resolved before they have the chance to escalate
  • More motivated and happy employees

Next Steps

If you would like to explore how we can develop your managers coaching capabilities, please contact us today on 01252 737526  or info@progressint.com

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