Coaching employees requires both time and money, but there are no guarantees of results. Whether you are choosing to coach your staff yourself or decide to hire a pricey professional, there are steps you can take to make it more of a success.
I came across some interesting research this morning from The Health & Safety Executive which you might be interested in. As managers we all need to ensure a safe working environment not only for our staff but for our customers and suppliers as well.
Experienced managers know all too well the frustration that occurs when an employee doesn’t listen to them. There are stellar employees who understand everything from the first time and carry out the instructions to a tee.
There are insurmountable benefits to coaching your employees at the workplace. However, there is only one of you and many of them, which makes it nearly impossible to pass on everything that you know to your staff.
Incoming employees, departing bosses, new software, company merges, new initiatives… these are all changes in a company that cause both employees and processes to go through transitions. These changes can lead to stress, a host of unknowns and chaos to break out in the workplace.
Making a decision can be hard enough when it comes to yourself, but double as difficult when it comes to decisions that affect other people. However, a big part of a manager’s job description is doing just that.
As a manager, your employees’ wins are your wins, but also, their fails are also your fails. It can be extremely frustrating when your employee makes a mistake, especially if you feel that they should have known better.