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Business Coaching with Questions

Managers Need to Get Workers Thinking and Acting for Themselves

One of the primary objectives of business coaching is to help employees become more autonomous in the performance of their workplace duties so that they become much less reliant upon the manager for answering questions and queries about every little detail. Whilst managers will need to provide some input to employees rather than letting them completely do their own thing, there will be many small queries which the employee could answer using their own initiative and judgement rather than seeking an answer to everything from the manager. Not only will this constant back and forth to the manager's office take up a lot of the manager's valuable time and prevent them from getting on with their own work, it may also get them frustrated and could eventually lead to them snapping at the employee, causing a deterioration in the relationship between worker and manager.

A Business Coach will Ask Questions to Get the Independent Thought Processes Going

Business coaching with questions is the process of getting workers to think for themselves by having to determine the solutions to problems on their own, albeit it with the support of the business coach to begin with at least. In contrast to training, rather than telling employees what to do, by asking questions the coach will stimulate the employee to come up with solutions to problems rather than sitting back and waiting for an answer. This may be difficult for them, particularly at the outset if they have become used to simply receiving the answers and being told exactly what to do and how to do it, but as they become more accustomed to the process they should begin to start adopting it more and more as questions and small problems crop up in the workplace.

Freeing Up More Useful Time for the Manager

As employees begin to solve problems and answer queries by themselves rather than bothering the manager every single time, the manager will not only have more time to devote to their own tasks, but will also be able to go on holiday or leave the workplace without being constantly bombarded with calls as issues arise.



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