Today, more and more companies are using professional executive coaching to improve productivity, promote learning and bring about radical changes in the organization. The incidences of work-related stress in workplace is increasing with more and more employees in India reporting stress levels that are making them sick. Low productivity, time lost due to illnesses and company interruptions are all major effects of stress. According to a recent study, one of the main causes of people resigning from their jobs is too much stress due to work pressure and lack of coaching.
So, is coaching an underutilized tool that companies can use to boost psychological well-being? Maybe yes. Even though, there aren’t many studies on coaching and stress, what there is says it is something worth considering.
Contrary to popular belief, good health is not the absence of diseases. It is but a state of physical, mental and social well-being
Since employees spend majority of their time at work, organizations need to figure out ways to create an equitable, safe, supportive and human workplace where employees feel valued
Coaching is a great tool for building trust and equity within the workplace and can be used to build critical skills in employees as well as managers. It can also aid in identifying unconscious biases and beliefs that lead to inequity and exclusion thereby increasing stress and disconnect in the workplace.
Millennials and Gen Z now constitute the majority of the workforce. These generations lay a greater emphasis on mental health and want to work in organizations that do the same.
By using professional executive coaching, managers and leaders can alleviate feelings that affect mental health. It improves communication between managers and teams, provides clarity on how to achieve expected outcomes and improves workplace security.
Coaching also establishes a psychological safety that employers won’t hesitate to speak about new ideas, questions, doubts or mistakes. This creates a positive environment where employees value each other’s contributions and care about another’s well-being. Since leaders have the strongest influence on a team, the onus of creating this environment rests on them.
Managers can also use coaching to help their team deal with work stress more effectively. By adopting a coaching mindset and developing an internal coaching culture can enable organizations to build long lasting relationships with employees, help them feel heard and foster their sense of belonging.
All of these improve mental health in the workplace by helping employees feel valued and less anxious in the workplace.
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