Mainly because coaching contributes directly to help improve the skills and capabilities of team members, it encourages collaboration, and it empowers individuals. All the things that contribute helping improve the overall performance and success of a project.
Here are 5 specific ways in which coaching can contribute to project management success:
- DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP SKILLS:
As a project manager you’re the person seen as the ‘leader’ of the project. The transition from manager to leader is not an easy one. This is where coaching can help project managers to develop their leadership skills and become more effective at leading and managing teams more effectively.
- IMPROVING COMMUNICATION:
We all know how important effective communication skills are. That said, in project management effective communication is critical for the success of any project, and coaching can help project managers to develop their communication skills and better understand the needs and concerns of their team members, stakeholders and customers.
- BUILDING TEAM COHESION:
There is no ‘I’ in team. You might be the best project manager in the world, but without an effective team working with you, there is no chance of success. Coaching can help to build trust and cohesion within a team, which can lead to better collaboration and teamwork, which ultimately helps towards a successful project.
- INCREASING MOTIVATION:
As a project manager and leader, it’s your responsibility to motivate and inspire your project team, both in good times and bad. Coaching can help project managers to identify and address any motivational issues within their team, which in turn will help to improve overall productivity and performance.
- IMPROVING PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS:
As a project manager you’re meant to have answers to all questions put to you. However this can be a challenge even if you are a more experienced project manager. This is where coaching can help project managers to develop their problem-solving skills and abilities, which will enable them to more effectively address challenges and roadblocks that may arise during the course of the project.
I also believe that processes don’t execute projects, people do. If you or your organisation would like to more about how coaching can contribute your project management success, then click on the link below to arrange a call to find out more.