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