How many times have you related your job with an activity that does not generate satisfaction? What do you think would happen if your employees had the same feeling? Have you noticed a drop in your work productivity levels?
Either because of the influence of the environment, or because it is a profession that does not convince us or because we are not satisfied with our responsibilities, in many occasions, we conceive work as a mere obligation that produces us anything but happiness. However, it is the task to which we dedicate the most hours throughout the day, the week and our lives.
Spending most of our time on things that cause us discomfort, stress and dissatisfaction is throwing our most valuable asset away. But things can change with a simple shift in our personal and professional habits.
And that’s something you can achieve through the tools of professional coaching.
The purpose of career coaching
If you’ve heard of it, you’ll know that it’s not a motivational talk, nor a list of miracle tips that will change the course of your business in a matter of days, nor is it psychological therapy.
Professional coaching is a form of counseling that focuses on helping people improve their performance and achieve their goals. The coach works with the client to identify areas of opportunity and develop an action plan to achieve goals. And can provide strategies and techniques to improve performance and effectiveness on the job. For now and forever.
Read on to learn more.
Is it possible to increase work productivity through coaching?
We are sure that every day you encounter situations full of challenges in the company: reduced productivity, poor performance, poor use of training, lack of team growth, low involvement, failure to meet deadlines and objectives…
Then, you think about professional coaching for several reasons:
- It can be a very effective tool for improving work productivity.
- It can help identify the blocks that are preventing people from reaching their potential.
- It provides strategies for overcoming barriers to work productivity.
- It enables teams to set realistic goals and objectives and create a plan to achieve them.
None of this is a coincidence, it is the causality of a method designed for companies and professionals to develop talent and leadership, as well as increase productivity and well-being of people, wherever they are.
Coaching poses a series of questions that serve the individual to identify the options he or she has and the mechanisms available to achieve his or her goals (questions that encourage dialogue, specific questions that help the person to analyze a situation more deeply, etc.). However, in order to achieve the objectives of a team, it is necessary to start from the individual goals of each member. This means that individual processes will have to be carried out so that everyone can add up and move forward in sync.
Increasing labor productivity is not only a matter of motivation, but also of overcoming the barriers that hold employees back. Through coaching, executives can obtain tools that enable them to make the necessary changes in order to achieve their personal goals and those of their company.
We are all capable of developing self-learning, leadership, flexibility, active listening, communication, among others. We just need to press the right key.
Benefits of coaching in labor productivity
In this path of professional coaching, the coach is the person in charge of designing an action plan with which managers can use new ways to carry out their processes. They face the same problems, the same challenges, but with a different perspective than before.
And these are the results:
- Strengthening of the corporate culture.
- Improving the work environment from an adequate emotional management from each individual.
- It provides feedback to the company’s processes.
- Improves the leadership capacity of the management team by obtaining a broader vision of the company.
- Greater cohesion among teams.
- Increases business performance.
- Increased job satisfaction.
- Improved balance between personal and professional life.
Professional coaching is that tool that seeks to develop the potential of the individual. The one you have inside you, even if you don’t know it yet. The one that allows you to apply your knowledge, experiences and emotional intelligence in your daily life. Because when employees’ interpersonal communication techniques improve, communication is enhanced.
In turn, this leads to an increase in labor productivity.
Coaching techniques to increase productivity in the company
It is clear that coaching is a way to help people improve their performance and achieve their goals, but what techniques does it use to achieve this?
Some of them are:
- Active listening. The coach actively listens to the client to understand what they are saying and what they are not saying. This allows him or her to ask precise questions that can help the client identify his or her goals and create a plan to achieve them.
- Open-ended questions. The coach asks open-ended questions that require more than a yes or no answer. These questions help the client think deeply about his or her goals.
- Feedback. The coach provides feedback to the client about his or her performance and progress. This helps the client evaluate his or her progress and take the necessary steps to ensure success.
- Brainstorming. Used to help clients generate ideas and solutions to their problems. It is a process in which the coach and client work together to explore all possible solutions to a problem. This technique can be used for any type of problem, whether personal, professional or academic.
- Visualization. The coach can help the client use visualization techniques to help him or her visualize success. This can help the client become motivated and increase his or her confidence to achieve his or her goals.
- Focusing. The coach can help the client use focusing techniques to help the client concentrate on his or her goals. This can help the client avoid distractions and stay focused on what is important.
However, these are not the only techniques, the list is extensive: group dynamics, personal interviews, visualization exercises, writing, breathing, relaxation, coordination, balance, agility, flexibility, resilience, etc.
“Productivity is not doing more things, but doing things better” – Tony Robbins.