Why Hire A Productivity Coach?

Stress

Today’s companies work under a lot of pressure to perform, the workload never goes away, and many staff feel a lot of stress in the relentless drive for results.
 

Lost Income

Most companies and organisations lose invisible profits due to the poor productivity habits of some of their staff, without realising how serious the problem is. The ripple effect of inefficiency can cost a large firm hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.
 

Are Your People Trained In How To Be Effective And Efficient?

Top employees are usually very well educated for the industry-specific work they do. However, formal training on items such as the list below typically slip under the radar. Somehow they’re expected to know all the following skills (and more) by osmosis – a very unfair assumption:

  • How to use a diary as a planning tool instead of just an appointment-take
  • How to organise the files on the desk and around their office so they’re able to focus efficiently on one thing at a time
  • Short-cut efficiencies with email
  • How to delegate with ease.

 

Signs of Overload

  • The most common and visible sign is cluttered desks and offices.
  • Business is lost due to mislaid paperwork, poor follow-up and missed deadlines.
  • Other frustrated colleagues have their work delayed.
  • Stress is caused by a sense of overload (with other members of the staff as well as the ‘overloaded one’).
  • Marriages and relationships are under threat due to too much time at work
  • There’s an unnecessarily high cost of dismissal and rehiring if someone isn’t helped.

 

Or they may be challenged with such matters as:

  • Communication challenges
  • Self-esteem
  • Work/life balance
  • How to manage meetings effectively.

We’ve been working with senior executives in a huge range of industries for the last eighteen years and have observed that except in a few rare cases, the people who are excellent at these matters have been given hands-on coaching by someone at some time in their career. Courses are an excellent starting ground, but the fine tuning can only be done with coaching, either one-on-one or in small intimate groups.
 

Benefits to the Organisation and the Individual Being Coached:

  • Happier staff – they feel more in control
  • Less wasted time
  • Higher productivity
  • Higher profitability in commercial organisations, less wasted resources in non-commercial environments
  • Staff freed up to work on more proactive long-term activities.
 




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