Improving Employees Performance through Workplace Coaching

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Workplace coaching can be defined as any coaching provided by people within an organization with ultimate purpose of increasing employee productivity, personal satisfaction with life and work, and the achievement of personally relevant goals. It is the application of all principles of personal coaching and developing such to provide benefit to people in the business and work environment. It also focuses on the employees’ strengths and weaknesses, taps into their natural skillsets and then helps provide them with a clear pathway to achieving their goals. With growing needs to continually boost employees’ productivity and improve their morale, workplace coaching is fast becoming increasingly popular among companies. This type of coaching is the right approach to empower talented employees as it goes a long way toimproving the quality of their working and personal life and thereby contributing to organizational effectiveness.

Some organizations may have employee coaching provided by managers, while others may have dedicated coaches specifically hired to provide regular coaching for their employees.

Naturally, coaching is a useful tool to build effective leadership skills and improve performance within an organization. Developing talent can only be successful when such is done within the workplace where individuals are involved in real projects and new challenges.

There are several benefits that come with coaching within an organization, some of them include but not limited to the following:

Solves Performance Problems and Costs – Employee coaching gets rid of all sorts of costly and time-consuming performance problems. And coaching naturally gives room for a more effective use of company resources as it costs less than formal training

Strengthen Employees’ Skills – It provides employees with valuable skills and knowledge they can use to advance in their careers. With skills acquired, more tasks or projects can be delegated and more focus can be given to other important managerial responsibilities—such as planning.

Improved productivity – Coaching heightens the employees’ level of productivity thereby making them work smarter and produce excellent results.

Grooming of New Talents – It also helps breed a good number of new talents who as the company advances, can take over from senior managers or executives in executing difficult and challenging tasks and projects with high level of performance.

Employee Retention – Coached employees feel motivated and are more loyal when their bosses take time to help them improve their skills, and this improves retention level of loyal and dedicated employees who will give their utmost towards the company’s success.

Satisfaction on the job – Employees experience the pride and satisfaction that come with surmounting new challenges and this makes them more committed to their job.


  • Dana Davis
    September 10, 2014 at 12:33 am

    As a Supervisor at my current employer we go through various training classes in regards to coaching so I have a feeling this is their way of turning us into a “workplace” Coach.
    I am sure it is not as indepth as a true Workplace Coach but all the benefits mentioned above are what we coach to the employee. I wonder if I should ask for a raise 🙂

  • Chris C.
    September 18, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    The benefits of workplace coaching are truly limitless. I definitely believe that coaching would create more confident workers, and therefore more productive and successful workers. And of course, a group of confident, successful people can only mean wonderful things for the company itself. It’s without a doubt worth the time and effort to bring this into your workplace.

  • Mara
    September 20, 2014 at 5:35 am

    This is so true. At my last job we had weekly one-on-one coaching sessions our managers to review our work and determine areas in which we could improve, as well as biweekly group coaching sessions with higher-up supervisor where we covered more general areas of improvement, and shared our own tips with each other as co-workers. I found the coaching to be incredibly important and effective.

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