Coaching encourages the development of a success environment in the workplace.
This activity contrasts ‘command and control’ management with simple coaching techniques. The term ‘success environment’ implies that employees have potential which can be tapped – acorns becoming oak trees – as opposed to employees being seen as empty vessels waiting to be filled with a supervisor’s knowledge and experience.
This activity uses two simple exercises, one to expose the problems implicit in ‘command and control’ cultures and the other to demonstrate how competence can be increased by applying a simple coaching technique. In the first exercise the ‘goal’ is merely to get the job done; in the second, it is to achieve the goal and ‘grow’ the employee by allowing them to take responsibility for their own performance and channel it into improved results.
Both exercises are fun and both deliver powerful messages in a simple and direct way.
* Trainer’s notes available.