Every business can benefit from high morale. Happy employees tend to be more productive and empowering your management team with coaching and mentoring skills can help improve morale.
Delegating Builds Confidence
An important aspect of coaching and mentoring is the ability for managers to delegate effectively. When you delegate to staff you are showing them you have confidence they can complete the task at hand, which in turn gives them the incentive to do well.
Encourage with Recognition
Keeping staff motivated can be as simple as recognizing their efforts on a regular basis. Rewarding staff with more work may seem counterintuitive, but allowing them to take on additional responsibility shows them you are supporting their growth. Letting them know they have earned further responsibility will make it clear your intentions are to provide them with tools to move ahead.
Assess and Motivate
By offering scheduled assessments you can set goals and encourage improvement. You can give staff positive feedback, clarify where they could improve and most importantly let them know you will be providing them with the coaching they need to meet those improvements. By setting goals together employees will be motivated to reach those goals in order to meet your expectations at the next assessment.
Coaching and mentoring means encouraging staff to reach their development goals. Discussing their career aspirations will help you identify key areas in which they can use improvement and you can then assist by mentoring growth in those areas.
Offer Them Training
Offering employees additional training will help them meet their career goals. Think about incentive plans your company may have such as educational reimbursement. Offer them a brochure on courses that will help them meet their goals or invite them to sit in on meetings to observe and learn more about the business. Consider assignments that will help raise their optics within the organization. All of these steps will help them reach their goals.
Supplying your managers with the coaching and mentoring tools they need will help your organization improve morale and in turn improve productivity.