Increasing demands on an organisation’s workforce requires managers to work at higher levels of performance with fewer resources and staff. Developing employees through on-the-job coaching or mentoring can increase the organisation’s ability to succeed. Coaching and mentoring can inspire and empower employees, build commitment, increase productivity, grow talent, and promote success. These are essential elements of a modern management practice.
Between your high-achieving over-performers and your passive slackers, there’s a huge playing field in which the rest of your employees struggle every day to meet your expectations. Your employees’ success depends on how well their supervisors coach and motivate them. So if you can turn around their performance problems with effective coaching and mentoring techniques, you’ll see big changes. They’ll perform better and become more loyal to your organisation; their productivity will soar, and you’ll face lower staff turnover, fewer legal risks, and decreasing stress levels.
Coaching and mentoring serve as learning tools in the workplace that can lead to empowerment. Employees who are coached and mentored often receive the greatest benefit, but the coach or mentor also benefits and may feel a sense of growth from the relationship. Understanding the dynamics and outcomes of this type of workplace learning strategy helps you justify the need for a coaching programme in your organisation.