Personal coaching, one-on-ones, and pair working are three examples of people helping employees and colleagues learn how to do better work. By using inquisitive statements instead of traditional coaching questions, you can catalyze a person’s performance using principles taken from Appreciative Inquiry, Powerful Questions, and Improvisational Theater.
This chapter of management guru Jurgen Appelo’s “#Workout: Games, Tools and Practices to Engage People, Improve Work, and Delight Clients” kicks off with comparing teams to molecules, where connectivity and diversity are increased in a network of interacting parts that can support each other.
This chapter dives right into how to encourage employee engagement and team collaboration through personal coaching, one-on-ones, or the pairing of peers. Then, once we identify how to catalyze each person’s performance, we need to find the right approach to do it with. #Workout recommends a blend of Appreciative Inquiry, Powerful Questions, Improvisational Theater, Focus Areas, and Inquisitive Statements. This chapter is jam-packed with very detailed ways to coach and work together, including 40 each Personal Statements, Relational Statements, Organizational Statements, and Environmental Statements.
“Employees can play the role of a catalyst for others, helping them to do better work and enhance their performance.”
This is one of the deeper #Workout chapters but you can only dive into it free online for a few more days. Then we are taking it away. You better order your full-color, exclusive copy of #Workout before they run out!