The case for prioritising coaching as a top skill for managers, leaders, supervisors and other personnel in positions of management responsibility has never been stronger, with the pandemic highlighting just how important coaching is to address the challenges currently facing the healthcare sector as a whole.

These challenges include enticing new talent to consider a career in healthcare, as well as difficulties in retaining members of staff, poor culture and engagemen; all contributing factors to a stetched workforce.

The NHS staff survey report, published in March of this year, shows just how pressing the need for a cultural change actually is. 

Although nearly 70 percent said they felt their organisation offered them challenging work, just 55 percent said they had access to the right learning and development opportunities and just 52 percent said there were opportunities for them to develop their careers within their organisation.

Adopting a new approach

Organisations can tackle this and other issues head on by adopting a more holistic approach, one that can yield significant positive results.

Through the development of managerial skills and behaviours, it is possible to make a lasting impact on the long-term resilience of healthcare organisations, while driving improved wellbeing and a sense of value and belonging among those undertaking training courses, as well as among those under the wing of coaches equipped with a new set of highly valuable skills.

Prioritising coaching delivers a range of benefits to organisations, everything from increasing employee and staff engagement to furthering individual performance and productivity. 

It can also help identify organisational and individual strengths and development opportunities, help identify and develop high potential employees and empower individuals to take on more responsibility as they progress in their careers.

For learners, meanwhile, coaching helps with progressive development and increases self-awareness, resulting in better equipped leaders who are able to drive collaboration and innovation.

Proven to improve performance of individuals, teams, and organisations, utilising coaching to upskill your workforce, promotes the development of leaders, managers and supervisors with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to engage and build a valued culture more effectively, one that prioritises productivity, resilience and capacity.

If you’d like to find out more about coaching and how it could bring added value to your organisation, get in touch with the Richmond team, we are here to help.

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