As a company leader or owner, you know your role's importance. How you manage the team can set the tone for productivity, culture, morale, and longevity in employment. It's no wonder more leaders are seeking assistance in adjusting and perfecting their management coaching styles. We're glad you're reading this blog because, no pressure, but a lot is riding on your management style.
WHAT EXACTLY ARE COACHING MANAGEMENT STYLES?
Coaching management styles are about leading your team, inspiring them, and making them feel confident and safe to learn. An ideal management style would be clear and concise when communicating, great at giving constructive criticism, and encouraging when voicing ideas and opinions, learning, and growing within the company.
Like everything else, different styles of coaching management can be explored. However, because no two employees are the same, it's essential to remember that people react differently to different types of coaching management.
TYPES OF COACHING MANAGEMENT STYLES
A holistic management style approach is heavy on balance, and believes this is the key to making achievements in the workplace. They also believe in making everyone feel a sense of place in their roles. This management style eventually leads employees to feel more connected and valuable to the business. However, this approach can take time.
This approach allows the employee to take the reigns over their position and work. This management style is hands-off unless there is a need to intervene and often makes employees feel empowered, trusted, and confident. This management style leads to greater cooperation, communication, and decision-making.
Vision is more of a short-term-based management style. With vision, the management gives employees clear, concise direction and strategy. They can motivate employees with conversation and leave them feeling like it's more of a partnership.
This approach is when management tells employees what the task is and how to do it. There is no room for discussion or idea sharing. Instead, the goal is to get the tasks completed, and that is the main focus. This can, however, have negative impacts as the employees feel a significant disconnect with their leadership teams and can get unmotivated.
HOW TO IMPLEMENT MANAGEMENT COACHING IN YOUR BUSINESS
You have first to understand what motivates and inspires your team. From there, pick a management style that will improve productivity and set the tone for the culture you're trying to convey; once you've done that and determined which is best for your business, it's time to implement. Some coaching styles will take a bit longer than others but listening to your team's needs will pay off in the long run when you communicate effectively.
TIPS FOR GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR COACHING SESSIONS
Identify Your Main Goals
Knowing where you'd like to see your business and team is important. Once you know where the company is headed, it will be easier to decipher how to motivate everyone.
Define Your Development Objectives
Get your development objectives down as clearly as possible so you can begin working to meet those objectives. Knowing where you want to be will make your sessions more productive regarding how to get there.
Create The Right Environment
As mentioned above, everyone is different, and so is every workspace culture. You must figure out the best environment to keep your team on track, productive, and meeting goals.
Keep Track Of Your Action Items
Deliverables are essential and what keep most people on track. If you are not keeping track of action items, your sessions won't be productive or helpful. You must know where you are in tasks to grow.
Be Open To Change
Change can bring about great things you would have never tried. So don't be afraid of it in your coaching sessions. You are here to learn, grow and evolve.
COACH YOUR TEAM FOR EXPONENTIAL GROWTH
Finding which management coaching styles can be a journey of trial and error but one worth pursuing. If you're looking for guidance from other business owners on how they came to success with their management coaching styles, The Shift Spot™ is the perfect community for you. Join us today.