Improving performance at work

Performance Coaching Milton Keynes

In Sir John Whitmore’s word "real performance is going beyond what is expected; it is setting one’s own highest standard, invariably standards that surpass what others demand or expect." Improving performance is to narrow the gap between an individual’s current performance and their true potential. Whether you’re asking how to improve performance at work for an individual or how to improve team performance, coaching is a very useful tool for optimising potential and performance.

Where is performance coaching most effective?

Performance evaluations, such as a 360 degree assessment process, or job performance reviews and staff appraisals may show areas of knowledge, skill and ability that need to be improved in a particular individual. However, whilst performance coaching is commonly used to support employees in areas where they are weak or underperforming, more and more, performance coaching is also being used with star performers to help them perform at an even higher level.

The value of performance coaching

Improving job performance of individuals or teams through coaching can provide a significant return on investment – when Fortune magazine asked senior managers for a conservative estimate of the monetary payoff from the coaching they had received, the average return reported was more than $100,000 or about six times the cost of the coaching.

Implementing a performance coaching culture

To maximise the effect of coaching create an environment where performance coaching is seen as a positive step by the company to support and invest in its employees to help them excel in all they do. If you would like to know more about implementing performance coaching in your organisation call now on 01908 509088 or fill in our contact form.