- Making mistake after mistake is one of the most obvious signs that an employee needs some coaching.
- Inaccuracies and inefficiencies can cost your company a lot of cash.
- However, it’s important to avoid assuming that these failures are due to an employee being incapable of doing the job successfully. There may be other, less-obvious reasons behind the employee’s errors.
How Coaching Can Help
Coaches can step back from the situation, look at it objectively, and evaluate what’s really going on. The reasons behind the employee’s failings may not be obvious right away. Does the employee know how to use the tools or equipment needed to do the job? Is the workspace and surrounding environment conducive to completing the work successfully?
If you answered “no” to either of these questions, the problem may be a simple lack of training or organization. Identifying and creating a clear-cut training and development plan for the employee (and motivating the employee to get it accomplished) is right in the wheelhouse of a good coach.