What is the difference between a coach and a mentor is a question frequently asked. Here we highlight some of the differences.
When deciding to work with a coach or mentor it is important that you consider the goal you wish to achieve.
“ A method of problem solving and learning in groups, to bring about change for individuals, teams and organisations”
How does it work?
How does an action learning group work?
Five key elements:
Coaching and Mentoring is a different approach to employee development that focuses on future possibilities, not past mistakes and encourages the employee to identify and solve problems and challenges. It is a very non-threatening and positive way to help staff take more responsibility for their own learning and continuous development.
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Who Says So?CIPD Training and Development Survey
Companies surveyed who had used a Coaching and Mentoring approach reported the following:
- 99% - said it delivered tangible benefits
- 96% - said it was effective in promoting learning
- 93% - said it enabled the transfer of learning to the workplace
- 92% - reported a positive impact on bottom line results.
Fortune 1000 companies study:
Companies involved in the study reported the following benefits as a result of using Coaching and Mentoring:
- an average of 53% increase in productivity
- 39% increase in effective customer service
- 32% increase in retention of key people
- 23% reduction in costs
- 22% increase in bottom line profitability
Xerox Corporation – 87% increase in effectiveness of formal training when followed up with coaching.
International Personal Management Assoc. – Training programmes supported by ongoing coaching improved workforce performance by 88%.
An International Coaching Federation survey of 4,000 companies found the benefits of coaching to be:
Let’s “follow the data” and get coaching embedded into our organisations!
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