This is the first in a five-part series that describes how managers can coach people to practice genuine collaboration in the workplace. However, if we believe that culture is a pattern of basic assumptions invented, discovered by, or developed by a given group as it learns to cope with its problems (as described by Edgar Schein), we must acknowledge that culture is critical to collaboration.
If youre a manager trying to improve the engagement and development of your employees, career coaching is one of the best ways to make a lasting differencenot only for the employee and their career development, but for the positive business value delivered to your organization as well. Further, organizations with excellent cultural support had 13 percent stronger business results and 39 percent stronger employee results.
As a life coach, I operate from the central premise that the client has the answers they seek within themselves. As their coach, it is my job to help them access the answers and believe in their own expertise.
Here are some ideas for handling the trickier career coaching scenarios. Together, brainstorm unofficial career development and personal growth in your team members current job: special projects, stretch assignments, expanded responsibilities, or training.