a 2001 study, Manchester Inc. surveyed executives that received
coaching. The respondents were from large (mostly Fortune 1000)
companies who received "change oriented" coaching aimed at improving
certain behaviors or skills or "growth oriented" coaching designed to
sharpen overall job performance. The programs lasted from six months to a
year. About 60% of the executives were ages 40-49 and half held
positions of vice president or higher. A third earned $200,000 or more
As a result of coaching, the study found the following improved for these executives:
- 77% working relationships with direct reports
- 71% working relationships with immediate supervisors
- 67% teamwork
- 63% working relationships with peers
- 61% job satisfaction
- 52% conflict reduction
- 44% organizational commitment
- 37% working relationships with clients
the above statistics don't whet your desire for a coach, here are some
sobering numbers to consider. An American Management Study found that
44% of people lose one hour or more per day and 37% lose 15-30 minutes
per day in productivity due to stress. If you look around your
workplace, this means that stress is affecting more than 80% of your
addition to this staggering number, the Conference Board of Canada
reports that 83% of employers are experiencing skill shortages at all
levels and 65% expect the problem to get worse.
Today's executives work hard. In an article in BC Business Magazine's outlook for 2013 (http://www.bcbusiness.ca/your-business/2013-bcbusiness-outlook),
they report that 40% of British Columbia's professionals work more than
50 hours per week and 36% work between 40 and 50 hours per week.
McKinsey Quarterly estimates that 60% work more than 50 hours a week
and 10% work more than 80 hours a week. In addition to this, women
typically come home to do a "second shift," yet 92% of them still manage
to complete household tasks in addition to their office work.
above statistics should raise an alarm with everyone. Stress, with its
associated side effects, is killing us. But the good news is that
through coaching, everyone can experience lower stress levels. Even if
you're a high performing executive, a coach can add value.
who use coaches experience a marked improvement in many aspects of
their work performance and personal relationships. To improve your work
and your life, all you need to do is ask.