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The most efficient types of business coaching programs

Most efficient types of business coaching - A&P International

One of our business management consulting services, here at A&P International, covers everything you need to know about business coaching programs. This time we decided to create an article about the most efficient types of business coaching programs for companies.

Training the people who work with you is the surest way to train teams, reduce costs, increase sales, and optimize processes within an organization. Just remember that there is not a better training model than the other, everything will vary according to your objective and the profile of the employees.

1. Gamification

Everyone feels stimulated by games, be it for competitiveness, for the desire to perfect themselves or just for fun. Training in game format uses game dynamics in other contexts to encourage commitment, learning, and interaction between team members.
Companies that bet on this method recognize the importance of transforming learning into something dynamic, creative, that awakens the curiosity and interest of employees. Another positive point of this type of training is the possibility of offering rewards to employees, which can serve as motivation and increase the chances of adherence.

2. Online training

Many companies have given preference to online training because of the practicality they offer both for those who apply it and for students. Employees can access content from wherever they are and at any time. Thus, the institution does not need a physical space where all the participants fit, nor worry about reconciling the agendas of everyone.
The company has the option of developing online training according to demand, making it available on the chosen platform, and providing access to employees, who will be responsible for organizing to complete them within the deadline. This flexibility of schedules increases the scope of training and facilitates the participation of employees.

3. Orientation programs

The orientation or mentoring program is based on the choice of one or more mentors within the organization to share what they know with the participants. One of the greatest advantages of this format is the possibility of transmitting tacit knowledge, that is, knowledge acquired in practice, during the experience in the function, and that cannot be formalized in documents.

The direct contact between mentor and student also allows a closer dialogue about the challenges that are faced in the day to day, the case report, and the resolution of doubts in real time, which perhaps go unnoticed in other formats.

4. Executive business coaching

The executive business coaching process helps professionals to set consistent goals and develop the skills and competencies needed to achieve those goals. The use of coaching techniques and tools guarantees the assertiveness of the process, which focuses on the recognition of the potentials, difficulties and qualities of professionals, and the search for balance between them to achieve better results.

The process is beneficial for both companies and participants, as it increases the confidence of workers and leaders, optimizes the performance of teams, and ensures the alignment of employees with the strategic objectives of the organization.

5. Study groups or focus groups

The study groups are formed by the members of the company that are involved in a certain project, area or subject. They can be created on time to solve a specific problem or be constant to enable the exchange of information and discussion of issues relevant to the organization. This type of training facilitates conversation among employees, encourages teamwork and allows the joint creation of new strategies to be applied in the work routine.

6. Prototype development

If your company is going through a significant change, a good way to train people and make sure they have the necessary skills to handle the new functions is the development of prototypes. By creating pilot projects, it is possible to simulate the operation of a new product, service or routine, which makes the employees have a rich and complete experience.
Thus, it is easier to assure that the doubts will be solved before the implementation of the real project and that the professionals will be prepared to put into practice everything they learned with the feedbacks.

Part II of this article continues with the list. Do not miss it!