Why is coaching beneficial?
- the coachee
- their coach
- the organisation they work for.
The coachee can take advantage of the coach’s knowledge and experience to plan their goals and work out how they are going to achieve them. This type of coaching relationship encourages the coachee to be committed and focused. It also results in a much more personalised approach to learning: the coachee can seek explanations, demonstrations and assistance that specifically meet their needs. They can ask questions and build on their existing knowledge to develop their understanding. Then, with their coach’s support and guidance, they can apply their new knowledge and skills in their day-to-day work. Most importantly, because coaching is flexible, the plan can be adapted at any time as the coachee learns more about themselves and their skills.
The benefits of coaching extend to the coach. Coaching is a reciprocal relationship based on two-way communication. It promotes reflection and prompts the coach to improve and become a better coach.
Take a closer look at what coaching can offer you.
Benefits for you, the coach
Benefits to employees result in short-term and long-term benefits for the organisation.
- working relationships
- Enhanced teamwork and improved working relationships mean there is less conflict and a greater capacity to solve issues when they arise.
- Staff morale improves and a positive change of culture and attitudes takes place.
- personal development
- Individuals are empowered and their problem-solving ability improves.
- Greater transfer of knowledge and experience means more continuity in the workplace.
- Increased opportunity is available for staff development outside training.
- Improved performance and greater productivity contribute to increased profitability, improved quality and enhanced service to customers or clients.
- health and wellbeing
- Employees are healthier and happier.
- Job satisfaction increases.
- The risk of burnout is reduced.
- Improved work/life balance results in less sick leave used, higher rates of staff retention and less spent on recruiting.