How Coaching Culture Can Add Value to Your Business
Creating a coaching culture within the workplace is the practice of providing employees with the knowledge, tools and opportunities needed to become successful. This culture filters through all interactions, in particular, how leaders provide feedback to employees, how employees engage with peers and how employees build relationships with clients.
In this article, KerberRose will discuss how to build a coaching culture, benefits to building this culture and the overall importance of creating such a culture for your organization.
When a company builds a strong coaching culture, it offers an opportunity to grow and nurture top talent. A coaching culture offers support for employees’ growth of new skills and establishes necessary trust and confidence to have important conversations with leaders. How leaders communicates with employees impacts overall company success and staff retention.
Building an Organizational Coaching Culture
A workplace culture is sometimes referred to as just “the way things are done around here.” A coaching culture can be a set of behaviors or beliefs that develops employees’ work ethic, primes them for successful interactions with others and prepares them for future steps in their career. These behaviors and beliefs are cultivated and formed by leaders. Leaders must actively partake in coaching for these ideas to take root within an organization, and recruiting strong external and internal coaches is key to this success. How senior leadership models its coaching approach can inspire collective growth by:
- Providing a safe space to learn, grow and even fail
- Giving and receiving encouraging feedback (in a respectful manner)
- Living by what you claim—Example: your company’s mission statement and values
- Empowering your team to reach their fullest potential
- Emphasizing consistent feedback vs. only doing so during annual reviews
Benefits to Workplace Coaching Culture
Coaches can offer knowledge, expertise and guidance in helping employees overcome obstacles and meet organizational goals. Providing healthy communication gives employees more opportunities to grow and feel fulfilled. When employees see their potential recognized by their leader, they’re more likely to feel satisfied with their job and do better work. Benefits of a coaching culture can look like:
- Better communication across the entire organization
- Increased morale and engagement
- Improved performance
- Less turnover; stronger, more efficient teamwork
- Growth mindsets on all levels
By offering a space where employees can make mistakes without criticism and as learning opportunities, the chance to try new skills and an option to show their creativity, you’ll find employees who enjoy the work they do.
Why is Coaching so Important?
Ultimately, the more engaged employees are, the better they perform. By offering a variety of coaching tactics, you can develop a work environment people enjoy being part of. As an added plus, it’s been proven time and again better performance and greater productivity will generate greater revenue growth and overall company success.
The essence of coaching is it targets individuals’ strengths to enhance maximum performance. Thus, leaders must coach their teams to be self-reliant and encourage them to continuously grow within their career. In doing so, leaders will develop a strong, well-balanced team who are capable of being the next generation of leaders and change-makers.
An important note for leaders who adopt a coaching culture is leaders don’t need to have all of the answers to be effective—instead, they need to know how to empower those around them to find the answers. Help foster a coaching culture reputation for your company by offering strong leadership and mentoring, employee empowerment and overall job satisfaction.
Ready to Implement Coaching Culture into your Company?
Organizational success depends upon having well-trained, highly skilled employees to lead and grow your business. If you are ready to lead your company into a new generation of effective, empowered employees with a strong coaching culture, let our team of experienced coaching professionals get you started. KerberRose can offer guidance on coaching etiquette for your leaders or future leaders—either one-on-one or with an entire team—and even serve as coaches. Our team of highly qualified, experienced professionals are ready to assist; reach out to a Trusted Advisor today to begin the process.