To play as a team and win the competition … you need a good coach.
Manager of the future, are you ready to take on the shoes of a coach? We are not talking about suit and whistle, but about listening skills, analytical skills and motivational skills.
Let the bosses sit in the stands: to lead a team, a leader who is less manager and more must take the field coach. What does this mean? Let’s find out together!
From manager to coach: when productivity increases with listening
According to research conducted by Grace McCarthy and Julia Milner of the University of Wollongong, to increase productivity you need to know how to listen to them, understand them and actively push them to success, tracing together the pi path ù virtuoso to follow to cross the finish line of professional desires.
Like a sports coach, therefore, the modern leader must become a motivational, emotional and empathic guide to his resources. How?
Exercising ‘art of coaching: a complex phenomenon all ‘appearance, but simple in its essence, which takes the form of to discuss, in pairs or in groups, to analyze a situation, set a goal, uncover the critical issues à and find solutions together. The stages of coaching?
Definitely listening: this is the first or key step to encourage employees to open up and express their positions.
And then the stimulus: through questions and provocations, tease the team members to think in an alternative way and find solutions new to concrete problems. In this way, you will encourage the development of a useful individual critical spirit.
Set together the set of objectives to be achieved, both at the team and single path level: avoid making this activity is a simple proforma – as happens in most companies – and discuss together the goals to be overcome for a virtuous development of career. Periodically, then, monitor the ‘trend. Therefore, set intermediate checkpoints – on a monthly basis – during which to evaluate the ‘operated and provide real and sincere feedback, concretely constructive.
Psychologist? I don’t have time, thanks!
Managers who think they are too overwhelmed with daily meetings, calls and presentations to be able to devote themselves to listening to employees should think again.
Carrying out the role of the coach guiding the group in a non-motivational key is a p lost time or a ‘marginal activity, but an extraordinary opportunity à to model the perfect team.
Investing time today to define together with the team the objectives to be achieved and the KPIs to be obtained, means clarifying the way to go once and for all and align with the process, without having to go back to the ‘topic at each wind change.
Not to mention helping employees develop critical thinking and approach situations proactively and smartly, giving both initial guidelines and constant feedback along the way, means educating resources and making them grow, refining the quality à of staff and making it autonomous and more is stronger.
Finally, the employees managed by a coach benefit from the united climate and team spirit, feeling more are more motivated and finally considered by the boss.
A new approach, certainly challenging, but which has its positive implications: commitment, training, professional growth, responsibility, trust and proactivity.
A set of qualities unique to a team from first place in the standings.