To be a great coach, you need to understand your team and their individual strengths and weaknesses. Make an effort to get to know each of your employees on a deeper level, and use formal personality tests and self-evaluations to ensure that you're using each employee as effectively as possible. As a manager, it's important to foster open and honest relationships with your employees that motivate and engage them. In this blog, we'll share 12 rules for mastering employee coaching and creating a productive team of engaged employees.
Every job has a learning curve, and all existing jobs evolve over time. Consistent learning and training help employees develop their skills and ensure that their team grows with their roles instead of remaining stagnant. According to Work Institute, lack of professional development is the No. 1 reason why employees leave their jobs.
To attract and retain the best talent, employers must create effective training opportunities for their employees to learn and develop their skills. Poor communication can limit an employee's ability to perform at full capacity. One of the best strategies for training new employees is to establish employee expectations and communicate them clearly. Setting expectations means that you and your employees will be on the same page, and it also gives the employee an opportunity to ask any clarifying questions.
Open dialogue not only informs the employee about expectations and operating procedures, but it also sets the tone for future learning and interactions in the workplace. Kathy Thiessen, senior vice president of operations at 101 Mobility, recommends structured biweekly meetings between an employee and their supervisor as an effective training method. At these meetings, employees can focus on opportunities to develop skills and develop self-identified strengths. A professional growth advisor can also hold mentoring conversations about how to find new roles within your organization.
Executive coaching is a type of leadership coaching that works with high-level leaders (usually high-level executives) in an organization. To ensure that professional orientation sessions have the maximum possible impact, employers should have a diverse portfolio of effective coaching strategies.