Coaching Culture

Creating an environment that’s change savvy

February 20, 2015 By Ro Gorell

In a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world (VUCA) it's no longer enough to help people become change ready. Adapt and thrive is the new normal in today's business environment. What can you do to help employees adapt and thrive? Enter the new age of the change savvy organization Helping employees adapt to change is part of the role of change managers and leaders. Many leaders of change assume that applying a sound change methodology guarantees success. However, even with short-term improvement projects it pays to understand how you'll create a change min

How coaching can help people move from change resistant to change resilient

January 27, 2015 By Ro Gorell

We are designed for change – it’s part of our physiological reality. And yet, ‘managing change’ at work can sometimes seem like an uphill struggle. Is resistance to change something that you’ve experienced in your project or programme? There are many models that explain it and the change equation is one of my favourites. Creating an equation of change Why people resist change can take up hours of debating time. There is a nifty little shortcut for understanding what happens at a psychological level when people are affected by change. C= (AxBxD)>X

What I learnt about stakeholder analysis from the Knights of the Round Table

January 13, 2015 By Ro Gorell

Happy New Year! It's a great time to do a health check on your change activities. So here's my thoughts to kick start the year and reduce your frustration levels with stakeholders. Do you know who stands to gain from your change programme and who stands to lose? What actions can you take in managing stakeholders so that it's a win:win? Lack of buy-in can be so frustrating If I had a dollar for every time I've heard change agents vent frustration about lack of buy-in for their programme ... well I'd be very rich. The reality is that you can reduce your frustrat

The 3 essentials for creating a coaching culture in the workplace

November 7, 2014 By Ro Gorell

Much has been written on how to create organisation culture and what this means for business performance. The climate you create and sustain for employees directly impacts business performance. It is also a key factor in how connected employees feel with your business aspirations. The following three essentials are the first steps on the path to a climate of coaching. In this environment individuals are able to work together and support each other in growing the business whilst being and doing their best. #1 Focus on outcomes The starting point for creating anyth

How to avoid a dysfunctional coaching culture in the workplace

November 5, 2014 By Ro Gorell

The spectre of unintended consequences is often the downfall of organisations working on changing their culture. This is just as true for organisations seeking coaching as “the way we do things around here”. For many, coaching is seen as ‘soft and fluffy’ but the way you ask people to coach can create a dysfunctional culture which leads to the hard edged business reality of falling profits and unproductive employees. It’s all about the content Laying the foundation for a healthy coaching culture sets you on course for success. Let’s assume that you al