Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates once said:
“Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player. We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”
At Lighthouse Coaching, we are often being asked by our clients about why we believe in the power of coaching in the workplace.
Today, let us guide you on why we believe coaching matters for organisations and businesses.
What is Coaching in the Workplace
Coaching in the workplace can be described as “a professional helping relationship, focused on the goals of the coachee”.
Coaching in the workplace can happen internally, for example, with leaders and management engaging with their employees. It can also involve outside coaches being brought in to assist leaders and managers in the coaching process.
Why does Coaching matter in the workplace?
One question our clients frequently ask us is:
“Why should I even invest in getting the right coach to develop my people?”
Here are our reasons why:
1. Coaching creates intrinsic motivation Intrinsic Motivation is our willingness to learn and try new things by ourselves. When our people have greater levels of this motivation, they become more committed to their work. Our people will also become more satisfied with what they do at work.
2. Coaching improves our employee performance Coaching employees enhances their individual skills. It also helps them better understand the role they play in their organisation and workplace. When employees know what to do and why they’re doing it, they’ll perform better and at a higher level.
3. Coaching creates stronger team bonds. Coaching helps you create a stronger bond with your employees and team members. When our people feel comfortable with us, they become more willing to seek help when problems arise. They are also more willing to provide feedback and opinions.
4. Coaching also helps to develop problem-solving skills. Coaching teaches our employees the skills needed to solve problems on their own. As a result, our people become more confident at problem-solving and less reliant on outside instructions. Employees will also ensure a smooth workflow, since they can handle problems on their own without creating delays in their work.
5. Coaching increases employee engagement rates. When we coach our employees, we are also engaging with them. Engaged employees are more productive at work. Hence, they are also less likely to leave the organisation.
Want to know more about the importance of coaching in the workplace? Contact us today at Lighthouse Coaching and let us enlighten you on the importance of coaching in your business and your organisation!