Motivation through coaching, "World Monitor"
May, 2012 - Almaty, Kazakhstan - Coaching is one of the most important skills for the development of leaders and managers. Why is coaching so important in the personnel management Because the modern business environment requires doing more with less resources, and the most valuable resource of any business is a human capital.
Coaching allows you to create a favorable environment in the organization and helps achieve the following objectives:
• Development of staff
• Improved productivity
• Building a strong team
• Retention of talent
• Enhancing motivation
Enhancing motivation is a subject of this article on coaching. Often we are confronted with problems whose solutions are difficult for us to see, and we lose motivation to move forward. If your employees or you are in such a situation, it is important to step back from this problem and see the big picture. Usually, it is easier to form your objective attitude towards a situation, when some time has passed. There is a saying: "Will this be important in five years?" The technique I suggest for your consideration, called "the 70th-year birthday", although the champion may select another round date of the birthday. The main thing is that this faraway birthday date should seem realistic and easy to imagine for the champion. As always, the proposed technique of coaching is best done with a professional coach, but it is simple enough to do it with someone close to you or even by yourself. Here we propose a simplified version of "the 70th-year birthday".
This is one of the easiest coaching techniques to increase motivation. If the answers are truthful, the session result is always positive, even if a champion is not ready for action. He or she will begin to realize that there are other issues for a much longer term and in relation to them the current problem seems not so significant, and therefore solvable. This technique can be used to address both professional and life issues when current specifics of the situation overshadow the big picture.
Why are motivational tools in addition to monetary incentives so important in an organization? Because they are the building blocks of a healthy and strong team and allow employees get a sense of belonging to the organization, its mission and values. Coaching is one of the most effective ways of non-monetary motivation and is increasingly used in business. Even if the manager is not a professional coach and his or her sessions are not always successful, the fact of the communication with subordinates, and openness to discuss their problems will be a strong tool in enhancing employee motivation.
Written by David Mashuri for World Monitor
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