New research shows that coaching combined with training can dramatically improve results.
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.