In a 2022 McKinsey study, 75% of participants reported that the most stressful aspect of their jobs was their immediate boss.
On the other end of the spectrum, data from Gallup indicates the most highly engaged workers get feedback from their immediate supervisors at least on a weekly basis; and based on our experience and and polling, more frequent performance-related conversations and bi-directional feedback between team members and their supervisors helps all parties become more comfortable with and less stressed-out by these exchanges.
Wondering about the impact of one-on-one coaching? If so, a 2022 O.C. Tanner report said that weekly one-on-one meetings with managers lead to:
- 54% increase in engagement
- 31% increase in productivity
- 15% decrease in burnout
- 16% decrease in depression among employees
All of this information supports the value and potential impact of regular coaching. If this perspective rings true, here are a few steps to guide you through a productive and positive coaching session from Inscape Consulting Group:
1. Identify Expectations
If you want to coach someone successfully, you need to be clear about why you are coaching them.
2. Define Impact
Help people recognize how they will benefit from moving up to the next level of performance.
3. Plan for Success
Co-create a plan with the people that you coach.
4. Gain Commitment
If you notice there is resistance or hesitation to commit to the plan, then it’s a sign that you need to go back and reexamine the plan.
5. Follow Up
Checking in is opportunity for you to lend your support and encouragement. Offer feedback, if necessary.