Coaching drives better performance and allows people to have happier and more profitable careers. And yet in most organisations it’s only available to senior teams and leaders, who are already personally successful.
That’s because coaching has traditionally been high-touch and required a significant financial investment, usually reserved for the privileged few. There’s an assumption here that by coaching leaders, performance gains will trickle down to the wider workforce… so that’s where the money is spent.
It would cost £6 million per year to coach every employee in a 5,000 person company. (Assuming just 1 hour of coaching per month at £100 per hour per person - a conservative estimate). That’s without any team coaching.
But what if you could afford to give every single employee access to some form of coaching for a fraction of the price? How much more effective would organisations be?
We’ve entered an age where a manager with an internet connection and a software licence can coach their team towards more engaging work and better performance.
At Saberr we've developed CoachBot specifically for entry level managers and mid level level managers. It does two things really well, firstly it saves managers time by automating some of the basic tasks required to be an effective manager. Things like setting an agenda for your next 1-1 meeting, or collecting notes for your next team retrospective. Secondly it actively coaches managers on how to improve these conversations by providing contextual learning content right at the point they need it.
There’s lots of evidence that coaching improves engagement and performance at the individual and team level. But there are wider organisational benefits to democratising coaching.
Making coaching more available in an organisation cultivates a genuine coaching culture so that coaching is not reserved simply for the privileged elite at the top.
Learn more about Saberr’s award-winning coaching technology at saberr.com/coachbot