New research on the value of coaching

Training combined with coaching can make a significant difference in job performance and satisfaction by Deborah Bright and Anita Crockett, Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice Vol. 5, No. 1, March 2012
Coaching in organizations is often limited to high potential employees and varying levels of management for a specific duration of time, typically lasting six months. In this article the authors introduce a streamlined approach to coaching and one that has potential to address a much larger audience.
Here is a summary of their results:
The program did show significant differences in those who experienced the four-hour training model and follow up coaching call from those who did not. Some of what they found included:
  • significant difference in their ability to identify solutions to issues that positively impacted their work to be done.
  • effectiveness when being criticized
  • heightened ability to deal with changing priorities
  • more effective dealing with tight deadlines and turning around assignments.
  • the coached group also showed an increased adeptness for articulating ideas more clearly and concisely when compared to the control group.