Are your employees disengaged? Coaching can help, say experts

Conversational approach increases motivation, empowerment: Study
By Marcel Vander Wier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/06/2017

For employers keen to improve employee engagement, developing a coaching culture may be just the answer, according to research from the United States.

Employees who prefer coaching from their managers or peers as a form of learning and development are five to eight per cent more likely to be engaged than those who prefer webinars or classroom training, found “Coaching Employees for High Performance” by Quantum Workplace and Fuel 50, based on feedback from 976 U.S. workers.

The coaching movement is gaining steam at companies that emphasize engagement, according to Dan Harris, workplace insight analyst at Quantum Workplace in Omaha, Neb.