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Coaching And Mentoring- A Strategy For Success

Oct 25, 2007
"People are assets" and various organizations believe it dedicatedly. Nowadays many establishments are increasingly emphasizing on personal attributes while recruiting and developing staff. This enhances the overall development of the cohesive team and thus motivates them. This kind of motivation is more required in places like call centers or any environment where the company feels that its success depends on enhancing the corporate culture. However, all this cannot take place without any noteworthy challenges.

Mentoring and coaching differ in various ways. In mentoring the mentor acts as a counselor, who provides advice in relation to career paths, helps in understanding and grabbing development opportunities and also helps in accepting the concept that you need to grasp the fundamentals to become a leader in a company. A mentor is always in a senior position in the company, like for example a senior manager or any person who is at least two levels higher than you in the company. The mentor should be well experienced in the company and he or she must have the capability to assign important assignments to you to showcase your skills and thus enhance your development. One of the most significant essentials in mentoring is the rapport of the mentor and the person who is seeking help; this relationship should be based on mutual respect between the two.

Business coaching helps and develops leadership, handles emotional intelligence, explores values and strengths, as well as behavioral changes. Here the coach acts like a tutor and observes your work and actions and then provides his or her comments on the execution of the plan of action to be adopted. Business coaches are usually appointed from various outside sources or could be a co-worker, administrator or a member of staff. Sometimes he or she doesn't belong to the same occupation or division within which you work. For example, a coach can be hired from outside or could be from company's personnel management. Some officials prefer hiring business coaches from outside.

Business coaches are expected to be highly serious in their coaching associations so that they can scrutinize the effort and then be open to give feedback. Coaching and mentoring quickly revamps the employee's performance.

For the success or coaching and mentoring, organizations should consider:

. Ownership to develop the culture
. Monitoring and redesigning jobs so that coaching and mentoring are integrated into the individual's role.
. Undertaking skill assessment of the coaches and mentors, so that they get sufficient time and precedence.
. Defining the scope of the relationship so that it fits into the broader development program and it may include objectives, boundaries and key performances thus offering guidelines as to how the programs should be conveyed.

Several organizations employ mentoring and coaching as an adhoc to training and some adopt it to enhance the core strategy for staff development. Every company has it own reason for using this strategy. If mentoring and coaching are well designed and implemented, then the business can look forward to a better and motivated workforce, one that is ever ready to meet the ever-increasing business challenges.
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