To make coaching a dynamic part of your workplace culture, encourage managers to seamlessly weave coaching and feedback into their daily interactions with employees. This not only saves time by preventing avoidable issues but also propels employee growth.
Coaching opportunities often spring up when there are unexpected twists or triumphant moments. Managers should invest time observing team members in action, whether they’re in the field or on the phone, engaging with customers and prospects. This observation uncovers hidden insights and provides an impartial view. It’s a tricky task for individuals to self-diagnose while deeply immersed in their tasks.
In addition to these impromptu coaching moments, managers can schedule coaching sessions to create a safe space for individuals to explore their thoughts and challenges. This fosters self-awareness, precise self-evaluation, and enhanced problem-solving skills.
To identify coachable moments with staff, managers should consider questions like, “Is this situation urgent?,” “Could it offer valuable learning?,” “Is the individual receptive to this conversation right now?,” and “Am I available for this discussion?”
Moreover, celebrating achievements, no matter their size, provides an exciting opportunity for coaching to strengthen the behaviors that led to success.