When we hear the term ‘coaching’, many will think of sports coaches who teach, motivate and inspire their team to achieve more on the pitch.
With this in mind, perhaps, business coaching is not far from sports coaching. Think of the manager as the coach and the players are the employees.
Organisations now require a new breed of manager that acts as a coach for their team and their players.
Creating a winning environment
Coaches and managers have many important things in common; teamwork, motivation and people management. Therefore, it’s fair to say that professional sports coaches provide great role models for managers.
Essentially, the parallels between the sporting world and the business world are numerous.
But, how important is coaching and mentoring to your organisation?
Well, a staggering “93% of managers need training in coaching employees”
And “30% of employees said they had benefited from the advice and guidance of a mentor”
This means that organisations need to start focusing on ‘coaching their managers’ to get the most out of and retain their best employees.
So, where do you start?