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Business Coaching and Matching Various Needs

Whether it is financial, a desire to be challenged or indeed many of the other numerous reasons that a person has for coming to work or, more specifically, choosing and staying in a position, employees will have needs which need to be met in order for them to be motivated. Similarly, the employer themselves will have requirements and expectations which required them to hire the person or people in the first place. These criteria also need to be satisfied in order for the business to function successfully in a way which allows it to achieve its short-term and long-term objectives. The utilisation of business coaching will give both parties a much clearer idea regarding what the other expects/requires, which will then allow for the creation of action plans to either start to fulfil or improve upon what is already being done.

Both sides can suffer a range of feelings and emotions if the other is not satisfying these needs. These can include resentment, disgruntlement, dissatisfaction, anger, unhappiness and restlessness. An employer/manager may begin to feel that there are potential employees out there who will do a better job of fulfilling the requirements and expectations of the company, which can result in the existing employee losing their job. An employee who does not feel that their needs are being met will likely become extremely de-motivated and unproductive, and will more than likely be searching for another job elsewhere. This means that they will certainly not be giving their all to assist the company achieve its targets.

This situation can all too often lead to arguments, a standoff and a perpetual decline in both the relationship between management and the employee, along with the motivation and amount/quality of the work produced by the worker. But it does not have to be this way. Just as many conflicts and disagreements can be resolved through dialogue and discussion, the use of business coaching will provide a forum for an honest exchange of views and a greater understanding of what each party requires from the other. Not only this, they should be able to see things from the other side's point of view, which may lead to them redefining their expectations.