HOW TO BOOST YOUR TEAM’S ASSERTIVENESS AND COACHING
Some time after the return to normality, many companies are betting on working remotely or hybrid work for their workers.
Working with delocalised teams can be complicated; lack of communication, empathy… We were used to being in constant contact with employees and seeing their evolution, now being separated we may have become a little “dehumanised“.
For some time now we have been hearing about the importance of leadership in teleworking, and the new leadership… although it is a fundamental skill to develop in companies, it is not the only one.
Both assertiveness and coaching are skills to be developed that can facilitate relationships in your company.
Types of Coaching
As the word itself indicates, coaching is a training, a process of self-knowledge and learning where a coach helps the coachee (person receiving the coaching), to achieve positive changes in his life and helping him to achieve his goals.
It is a recognized methodology to better manage change in companies, people… who need to obtain results and these have not been achieved with other methods.
Within coaching there are different branches, today we are going to talk about executive coaching. It receives this name because the coachee is an executive, referring to a person with a certain responsibility in the company and a team under his/her charge.
What is the difference between personal and executive coaching?
The aim of personal coaching is to improve some aspect of the coachee’s personal life, involving family, friends and the relationships he has with them. In short, it is about achieving greater personal satisfaction.
On the other hand, the objective of executive coaching is merely work, it helps the executive’s relations with his team and to develop his career in the company, but the objective behind the training can be to improve productivity, to maximize income, to control stress in times of uncertainty…
How does executive coaching work?
The aim is to improve active listening and one’s own skills. This helps in decision making and in handling complicated or stressful situations. The coach maintains a close relationship with his coachee, does not order or impose decisions on him, but accompanies him in his learning through exercises, questions, evaluation of alternatives…
The executive coach helps them to develop skills that a good leader must have, such as achievement orientation, business vision, team motivation, planning, flexibility, persuasion and negotiation, innovation, analytical skills, communication…
How to enhance coaching skills?
For your employees to develop this skill, it is best to hire an external coach. Even though there are recognised leaders or mentors within the company; a person who instils confidence and gives great advice, if you want your team to develop coaching skills you must have a professional in the field.
Coaching training can be both face-to-face and online depending on the needs of the clients, giving the necessary tools to enhance these skills, with practical cases, real examples…
Assertiveness is part of the communication skills of executives. Previously we had spoken about the importance of assertiveness in the company, as a small reminder: assertiveness is the ability to communicate correctly, that is, that a person expresses what he thinks (whether positive or negative) in such a way that others understand him, always from a correct and polite position.
In other words, it is the way to “get angry well”.
When communicating, people adopt different positions, or rather, different communication styles. Find out what they are and how they are implemented in your company in order to correct them.
Training your employees in Coaching and Assertiveness is a way of encouraging team bonding from a distance, improving both team morale and productivity and meeting company objectives.
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