COACHING IN THE WORKPLACE: EMPOWERING EMPLOYEES
There is a quote that says; “Effective coaching can have a profound impact on not only the lives of your teammates, but on your entire company”. What is the key responsibility of effective leaders? It is just how you coach your teammates? Coaching ensure your team members are able to work their best of their ability, and work well as a group. Coaching can be defined as a development process at which individuals meets on a regular basis to clarify objectives, address potential stumbling blocks and improve performance. In simpler words, leaders who help their employees become better versions of themselves.
1. SET PERFORMANCE GOALS
The way to go about it first is to set a performance goal with your coachee. Start by listing down what are the current tasks they have been delegated with. Next, identify which areas they are struggling with and make it a task of yours to address and eliminate that area of weakness.
When dealing with a high performing staff, your job is to further raise that performance goal. Provide them with the opportunity to challenge themselves. The goal is to always have the door open for them to progress further into their career.
2. INITIATE ONE ON ONE DISCUSSIONS
The discussion at hand is specifically to address any concerns they are facing (if any) in regards to accomplishing their given tasks. Questions to consider asking your subordinate; Do you have all the resources necessary to succeed? Do you have enough time to reach each milestone? Do you require help from other people?
Just remember there isn’t a one-size-fit-all solution to challenges people may be facing. This allows you to tailor performance based on each individual concerns.
3. MONITOR AND FOLLOW UP
Monitor, follow up and regularly check in to make sure they are on track for completion. Always be there as a pillar of support and a source of inspiration. If they no longer require any help and are on the way to completing their tasks with commendation, be sure to give them credit where credit is due.