How Manager can Improve Team Performance through Coaching

“Coaching is the process of guiding & encouraging Team members to IMPROVE, PERFORM & achieve their POTENTIAL.” – Aalok Gupta

In any organizational setup, the role of a manager is often divided into various categories. However, the primary role of a person managing a team is to ensure that their team members perform to the maximum of their potential. A manager often acts as a Coach of the team to adapt to the needs of every type of team member.

LSF Global has always been at the top in identifying the latest trends in the industry and customizing people solutions for organizations and enterprises. One such solution devised by our experts is the Manager as a Coach program specifically designed for professionals who want to grow their performance through coaching.

The program focuses on both seasoned and even budding managers who are managing or leading teams. This program relates to the current circumstances and changes brought to us. This is a tried and tested program that offers a wide variety of benefits to professionals engaged in management.

More a ‘culture’ than an ‘intervention’, Coaching is one of the most effective methods of enhancing individual, team, and organizational performance. A good coach defines high-performing teams by creating an environment of high engagement, development, and meaning for its team members. Given this catalyst role of managers, it makes a stronger case to upskill Managers as Coaches.

There are several benefits of adapting coaching as a strategy to lead team members. Some of the top observed benefits are:

  • Improved working relationships with team members
  • Better working relationships with immediate supervisors
  • Higher moral, empowerment, and development
  • Conflict reduction and effective teamwork
  • Sense of job satisfaction and security

A recent workshop conducted on the Manager as a Coach program for a global client was received extremely well by the participants. The workshop enabled the participants to focus on:

  1. Understanding coaching’s impact on employee engagement and retention
  2. Understanding the psychology of coaching and how it will help them manage better
  3. Acquire strategies to adapt to every type of Team Member’s needs
  4. Learning different Communication styles and how to leverage them
  5. Developing a coaching style that meets individual and business needs
  6. Creating a coaching plan for each of your direct reports

Our facilitator kickstarted the program with a fun energizer activity to warm up and allow participants to know each other better. Through partner activities and case studies, participants understood more about what is coaching, the psychology of coaching, and how to adapt your approach according to your coachee.

Further, the session of the workshop also included learning about different communication styles and adapting to different styles. Participants were engaged in different quizzes and activities to learn more about the Think, Feel and Know aspects of communication. The facilitator also threw light on the correct practices of structuring, planning, and delivering a message. The session included different models and ways to deal with employees while coaching for performance.

During the workshop, the facilitator also included role play and activities related to the coaching styles discussed during the workshop. The participants were also informed about the kinds of employees that they will address while coaching and which type of coaching style they should apply while dealing with them.

The role–play activity led into the session about different coaching styles followed by the self-assessment and interpretation of best coaching practices. The participants were asked to list down the action plans that they want to take while being effective coaches to their employees. The facilitator also asked the participants to share their top takeaways from the workshop.

LSF Global can help your organization cultivate a culture of accountable leadership with a customized learning journey for your leaders using our research-backed modules. Available leadership topics include Accountable Leadership, Assertive Communication Skills, Conflict Management, Collaborative Leadership, The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback, Innovation Champions, Managing & Leading with Trust, and more.

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