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Understanding Employee Needs and Meeting Them

Managers Cannot Attempt to Satisfy Employee's Needs Without Knowing What They Are

Using business coaching to understand what employees desire from their work is a vital first step in being able to address and satisfy these needs, which will subsequently result in higher levels of motivation and staff retention.

A failure to get to grips with what the various individuals seek to get out of their employment, whether financial or other criteria, will usually lead to discontent and disagreements between managers and their employees that can result in a spiral of negativity that affects the overall performance of the company.


Satisfying Employee Needs Will Increase Their Motivation

By undertaking business coaching meetings with their employees, a manager can get a much greater understanding of what their workers desire from their job role and also what incentives will motivate them to go the extra mile and perform to a higher ability.


Not All Needs Can Be Met However

Meeting employee needs is likely to increase their motivation and raise levels of output and productivity, as well as retaining talented workers and encouraging idea generation and responsibility. Whilst this will provide a tremendous boost to the department or company as a whole, managers also need to consider the potential drawbacks that may come with meeting employee needs.


Financial Implications

For starters, the financial costs of meeting their needs may outweigh the benefits. As an example, meeting the need of employees to feel valued by the organisation may require lots of small gifts and treats to be purchased over a period of time, as well as financial bonuses to be paid. Whilst this will make workers happy, increase motivation and raise their productivity, the additional revenue generated by this higher production may not cover the amount that was spent to get to that position.


Managers as a Soft Touch

Also, managers should avoid appearing too accommodating to employees. Whilst a degree of flexibility and approachability can have big positive effects upon employee motivation and performance, a manager who is seen as a soft touch may soon find themselves being taken advantage of and workers having time off or not working as hard as they should do. This can quickly spread to other workers, who feel resentment towards how much someone else is getting away with, which will either cause them to become de-motivate or to try and emulate the liberties taken.



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Related Courses

Please see below for some business coaching courses and qualifications which you may be interested in:

ILM Level 7 Qualifications in Executive Coaching and Mentoring

The ILM Level 7 Qualifications in Executive Coaching and Mentoring are designed for senior leaders/managers (or those working in a training and development role) who are regularly coaching or mentoring at a senior level.

It is for those executive coaches who wish to accredit, validate or enhance their skills with an internationally-recognised executive coaching qualification.

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ILM Level 5 Qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring

Based on our extensive work and experience with leaders, both in the private and public sectors, this ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring programme has been designed to develop the capability of leaders to positively impact the performance of individuals and teams.

This programme has been created to sharpen a leader's skills - enabling them to balance control, commitment and empowerment through productive conversations with individuals and teams.

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Master Coaching Diploma from the BCF Group

This course enables participants to develop their understanding of executive coaching and mentoring, to explore the underpinning psychological theories of coaching and to practise and apply their skills within a non-directive, non-judgemental framework.

At the BCF Group, we use a powerful blend of coaching concepts and practical skills-based development to support the enhancement of executive coaching and leadership mentoring skills in an organisation.

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Advanced Coaching Certificate from the BCF Group

Based on our extensive work and experience with leaders, both in the private and public sectors; this course has been designed to develop the capability of leaders to positively impact the performance of individuals and teams. We are experts at unlocking peak performance.

Coaching and mentoring improves relationships, performance and engagement. This programme has been created to sharpen a leader's skills - enabling them to balance control, commitment and empowerment through productive conversations with individuals and teams.

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