Benefits of individual and team based coaching

We outline some of the benefits coaching can bring, from improving communication and engagement between team members, to ensuring people feel that they're valued and have been given the time and space to learn and grow.

coaching in the workplace

Bill Gates tells us:

“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”

It’s the same at work. We should try to proactively support our colleagues, helping them with their development. That’s where coaches come in.

By using a coach as a facilitator, businesses can utilise the non-directive approaches of a trained professional to help members of their team reach their goals.

A good coach will… 

  1. Ask great questions that are challenging and productive 
  2. Be an active listener
  3. Demonstrate empathy to the needs of the client 

Coaching can build connections and help individuals realise their goals

With the use of psychometric tools, one-on-one meetings, and situational activities, coaching takes on a variety of practices.

Coaches can work with individuals or in teams, with both of these approaches being useful to your overall organisation. Team coaching will build trust and connections between people, while individual coaching focuses on one team member, helping establish personal goals and possible areas of development.  

What are some of the benefits of coaching?

Coaches can help your team outline their short and long term goals, whilst helping them figure out the steps they need to take to get to where they want to be. Additionally, everyone wants to feel valued at work, and by investing in coaching, businesses are able to show their team that they’re dedicated to helping them learn and grow. 

External coaches also offer team members a platform to speak openly and honestly about issues they may be having at work. This can improve confidence and engagement, helping individuals better communicate with the people around them.

And finally, coaches can help both individuals and teams to deal with hurdles that come their way. Whether a company is facing challenges or not, coaches can help employees be resilient and adaptable, deal better with stress, and focus on the tasks ahead. 

80% of people who received coaching report increased self-confidence

Did you know that according to research by the International Coaching Federation, 80% of people reported increased self-confidence after coaching? And over 70% benefitted from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills.

Add to this the fact that 86% of companies reported that they recouped their investment on coaching and more, and you can see the real value coaching has to businesses.

Visit our page on coaching to learn more about how you can implement coaching in your workplace.

By Olivia Wells, an online content writer for alterniq inspired growth.

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