How to be a coach

23 Feb

Coaching means helping workers do their best every time.

The workplace of the future won't be shaped only by millennials. In fact, what millennials want from work is similar to what every age group is looking for, according to Forbes. People want coaching from their bosses, and they would prefer to have a flexible workplace. Businesses that need to recruit top talent shouldn't only look to millennials for hiring opportunities, so it's a good idea to start thinking of ways to incorporate some of the new trends.

Coaching
One thing that everyone wants from their job is a coach who can help them grow and become a better worker. This trend correlates fairly closely with coaches in the sports world. The role of a boss is changing from someone who assigns tasks to a person who mentors and helps others grow. One example of a great coach that Business Insider brought up is Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks.

The way Carroll coaches can work well in a business context. While he wants his players loose and having fun, he also wants them focused. For the leader of a workplace team, this could mean allowing people to dress more casually. It also suggests a manager should expect a lot out of people and not take anything less than the best from what someone can offer.

For a one-on-one meeting with someone, a personal best can be different for each individual, and it may help to work with the people who need help getting up to speed. Part of this could mean hiring for enthusiasm and attitude and training someone up to a high level of expertise in a certain field.  Carroll demands a lot of control over his team, so he can choose his players and create the kind of football environment where his personal coaching style can thrive.

What workers want
Integral, an Australian company that teaches HR skills, suggested that workplace coaching involves giving people tools they need to succeed. This implies that what people really want from a coach is the ability to train in the skills necessary for a promotion opportunity or expand one's talents in various directions. The coach would help someone achieve these goals through mentorship and training.

Workers in the future will likely expect their bosses to be coaches, so teaching this leadership style will become essential for human resources management.

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