Updated: Sep 1
In today's fast-paced world, it can be difficult to stay ahead of the curve. Whether you are an individual or part of a larger organization, there are new technologies, ideas and ways of doing things popping up all the time. So how do we keep up? One solution is coaching. Coaching has been proven to help individuals and organizations adapt to changing market conditions by accelerating change in both short-term and long-term ways. In this post, I'll explain what accelerated change looks like as well as how coaching can help sustain it over time!
How Coaching Impacts Change Management
Coaching is a powerful tool to help people manage change. Coaching can help people manage change by helping them to:
Understand the change
Plan for the change
Prepare for the change
Receive feedback on the change
The Six Dimensions of Change
To help you navigate the changes your organization is facing, we've identified and discussed six dimensions of change. Each approach to change will require different strategies and tactics based on the specific needs of your team or organization.
Organization change refers to any kind of new structure or system that impacts how work gets done in an organization. This can include restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, reorganization, large projects, IT systems upgrades—anything that affects how people get their jobs done together on a day-to-day basis.
Personal change refers to individual shifts in perspective or behavior: whether it's changing up your morning routine or taking on a new job with different responsibilities and requirements than you're used to; this type of shift can be difficult but rewarding if approached with intentionality rather than as an afterthought at work (e.g., "Oh yeah—I should probably try harder at my job now.").
Behavioral change refers specifically here not just back toward our personal lives but also within organizations themselves where individuals may resist certain realities about what needs doing right now versus what they'd hoped would happen later down the line...or even next week! When faced with such resistance from within one's own organization--and especially when combined with external pressures such as customer demands for better service delivery--behavioral shifts become necessary because without them nothing else will matter.
Sustaining Accelerated Change with Coaching
Coaching is a process of change. As such, it requires time to show results. If you’re looking for quick fixes or instant solutions, coaching isn’t the right tool for you.
Coaching is a process of learning and growth. It’s not something that happens overnight—it takes time to build trust and establish an effective working relationship between coach and coachee before any real changes can take place in an individual or organization.
Coaching is a process of development for both coach and coachee: It requires active participation from both parties in order to be successful, which means that neither party can sit back passively while the other person works on their own issues!
Long-term Impact of Coaching in Change Management
Coaching is a long-term process of change, development and learning. It involves the transformation from being a passive receiver of information to an active learner who can apply the skills and knowledge gained during coaching sessions. In other words, coaching is a process of self-awareness in which you discover your strengths and weaknesses as well as how to learn new skills.
The importance of coaching cannot be overstated when it comes to facilitating positive change within organizations. Coaching enables employees to overcome obstacles that prevent them from achieving their goals, while also helping them build meaningful relationships with colleagues and managers alike—and all this can lead to enhanced overall productivity!
How Stride Helps Clients
Many organizations are striving to keep up with the pace of change. As a result, it’s critical that individuals adapt and change quickly in order to maintain their competitive advantage. This is where Stride comes in—coaching is an effective way for people to adapt faster and more effectively than they would on their own.
Stride’s combination of chat, group and zoom coaching accelerates adaptation because it helps people identify their strengths, weaknesses, interests and abilities (SABI). In addition to identifying these areas of self-awareness, coaching also provides you with a way of thinking about your situation so that you can make changes or take advantage of opportunities faster than before.
Furthermore, Stride’s analytics provide real-time insights on where your people are getting stuck, what skills need improvement and where you should spend your time moving forward.
Coaching is a powerful tool for accelerating change and sustaining accelerated change. It can help organizations achieve their goals by reducing resistance to change, enhancing collaboration between different groups within an organization and creating alignment between the values of individuals with their behaviors.