Effective Coaching Model for Agile teamsAnand Murthy Raj
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There is a world of difference between the management principles in the era of the Industrial revolution to the current world of information revolution. We need to acknowledge the increasing gap between the way employees are being managed at work, and the way they want to be managed. Many surveys have been done in this area, ending in headlines like “6 out of 10 employees are miserable” and “74 percent of staff not engaged at work.” Dig into these surveys and you’ll see the quality of leadership on top of the list of complaints. The poor state of leadership and management skills in organizations is being driven by a broad range of factors, including but not limited to
The changed nature of work - More of skill and innovation
The increasing education of employees - Continuous improvement and learning needs
The needs of later generations - The more sofisticated needs of the system
The pace of change - The quick pace of changes
In the current “rat race”, the management focusses on higher productivity and higher ROI, but they lack the capacity to “motivate” their employees that can take them to the next level of thinking. The "leaders" do not understand the subtle difference between teaching, mentoring and coaching. They use these words interchangeably without realizing that coaching teams can help them to increase the productivity, morale and create great employees resulting in more successful products.
A new coaching model is required to enable continous improvement with quick feedback cycles that fosters adaptability and innovation.
Two relevant quotes which I can relate to this issue are
"It is people who build organizations and not organizations who make people" - unknown
"Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship" - Benjamin Franklin
Confessions of an Agile CoachShiva Krishnan
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My journey as an agile coach has been a great learning experience.
In this session i intend to share some key learnings that contribute to effective coaching.
I have aggregated my presentation under the following topics:
- Coaching with Compassion vs coaching for compliance - why it is important to understand the team's needs instead of running the coach's transformation agenda. How do we involve teams in the transformation?
- The coach’s mindset defines his/ her coaching - Many times coaches are not able to identify team problems due to their own biases. How can a coach be aware of such biases and overcome them?
- Making your coaching visible - A common failure in transformations is that coaches are unable to make their progress visible. We will look at some interesting techniques to make coaching progress visible
- Involving stakeholders -How do we involve stakeholders other that the teams? why is it important?
- Coach for a coach - Every coach needs a mentor . How do we effectively utilize mentors? what role do they play in a coach's growth?
- Celebrating success - We often fail to talk about our successes and acknowledge teams. How did we do this in our organization?
In each topic i will be sharing my experience, learnings and techniques that i used to overcome challenges.