Henley Business School and Lane4 Develop Business Coaching Programme
Released on: July 16, 2010, 6:50 am
Henley Business School
New research from Henley Business School and the performance
development consultancy Lane4 has highlighted how team coaching is
being used successfully to improve business performance - but also how
much further it has to go.
The survey, 'Coaching Teams At Work: Embryonic Yet Powerful', reveals that almost
half of the organisations surveyed (45%) use both individual and team coaching and
there are some glowing endorsements of the impact it has. The top benefit is
increased employee engagement at 28%. Other benefits include improved trust within
the team (22%), increased productivity (19%) and more effective and innovative
However, more than half the organisations surveyed don't use team coaching, for four main reasons: managers haven't had any training in team coaching (32%),
managers don't understand the benefits of team coaching (31%), managers don't feel
confident coaching their teams (25%) and some feel their teams object to being
Dr Patricia Bossons, director of the Henley Centre for Coaching & Facilitation, said
that this can be overcome: "Managers sometimes perceive coaching to be something
done by people outside the business to people inside the business - just as in
sports' coaching where the coach is not normally a player as well. In business
however, managers are now required to be player-coaches - a role many have not
received training for - this is something we need to address if the obvious benefits
of team coaching are to be more widely felt."
To address these issues and make the powerful benefits of team coaching in a
business context more accessible Henley Business School and Lane4 have developed, and will deliver, a new
programme, Coaching High Performance Teams, from October 2010. The partnership will leverage the two organisations' combined
academic rigour and experience of coaching teams in a business environment as well
as Lane4's heritage in Olympic sport and expertise in performance psychology.
About Henley Business School
Henley Business School is one of Europe's largest full-service business schools and
offers a comprehensive range of management courses from undergraduate business
degrees to executive education. Its portfolio also encompasses the world-ranked
Executive MBA and Flexible Learning MBA, The Henley Doctor of Business
Administration, PhD opportunities, and postgraduate Masters Courses in business. It
is also one of the very few international business schools to hold triple accredited
status (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB).
Henley Business School was formed from the merger of Henley Management College and
the Business School at the University of Reading.
Lane4 co-founded in 1995 by Olympic gold medallist swimmer Adrian Moorhouse MBE and
leading sport psychologist Professor Graham Jones. Since then it has developed into
an international organisation with offices in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific and a
network of associates based across the world. Client delivery is carried out by
people with a passion for performance. They include performance psychologists,
former Olympic champions, professional development experts and high performance coaches.
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