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Using Business Coaching and Training to Tackle New Situations or Roles
Many People Have a Fear of Change
A key challenge for any company employee, no matter how high or low they are in the company hierarchy and chain of command, is having to adjust and adapt to any change in their job role or situation.
Many people struggle to deal with change in their lives; even those which are normally viewed as positive ones such as a promotion to a more senior role with increased responsibility. The sense of uncertainty as to what the new state of affairs will entail, doubts about whether they are truly capable of fulfilling the role and fears about what would happen if things were to all go wrong can not only make some people apprehensive of change, but also cause others to flat-out resist any kind of change for as long as possible.
A Fear of Change Can Cause Health and Safety Issues
A fear of change can contribute to health and safety issues amongst individuals, most notably issues regarding their mental health and wellbeing with a fear of change often causing problems relating to anxiety, worries and fears about the future. Often overlooked for many decades, issues surrounding psychological and mental health are being recognised as a vital consideration for managers to be aware of just as much as physical health and safety hazards such as hazardous substances or sharp blades from machinery are.
Business Coaching and Training Can Significantly Alleviate the Fears Associated with Change
Business coaching can be used to great effect to tackle worries and fears regarding new situations and changing roles within the company, especially when it is combined with relevant training, for example first line management training for a person who has been promoted to a managerial or supervisory position for the very first time in their life and is unsure what skills they will need.
An experienced business coach can discuss the issues and worries that the individual has, and work with them to devise suitable action plans and goals to tackle them. Not only will this help to allay their fears, but should also hopefully make them feel positive about the new and exciting challenges ahead of them, spurring them to tackle them head-on rather than worrying about them.
Along with improving employee performance, paving the way and facilitating the smooth transition of a person moving job roles is another important function of business coaching, and is just one of its many benefits.