Business Coaching Gets Employees to Work Harder
Successful Business Coaching Gets Employees to Work Harder
Often without realising it, an employee who is receiving business coaching will end up working harder than they did previous to embarking upon it. This is because a good business coach will guide the worker towards largely coming up with ideas, goals, targets and action plans to overcome metaphorical barriers themselves rather than simply providing all the answers or telling them what they should be doing. As a result the employee feels a sense of ownership and responsibility for ensuring that the targets and plans that were discussed - which they themselves largely suggested - are successfully enacted and achieved. In stark contrast to a worker being told what to do and then dragging their heels and rebelling because they disagree with it or resent being told to do it, they will feel empowered because they are acting upon their own suggestions and ideas, and will be highly-motivated to make it/them a success.
Short Term Time Pain for a Long Term Gain
A manager who provides business coaching to an employee will initially have to take time out of their own working day, not to mention taking their employee off of the projects that they are working on, which may cause disruption in the short term, but longer term will provide massive benefits to the manager who will not only have a motivated, empowered and hard-working employee, but also one who is better at using their own initiative and finding the solutions to problems themselves without running to the manager and asking for their help every time a small issue crops up at work.