As a business coach, you’ll know that you need to help your clients keep it simple for their staff.
You’ll be telling them “Protect your employees from complexity. Keep the objectives simple and consistent. Don’t confuse them with all the bright ideas you keep coming up with.”
But sometimes even the coach is guilty of over-complicating things. We can be so eager to help our client fix everything in their business that we get carried away and start to overload them with actions and initiatives.
Or maybe we get locked in to a rigid programme that a franchise dictates to us. Regardless of what the client needs the temptation is to resolutely move from stage to stage, leaving a growing heap of inapplicable and unfinished actions behind us. Imagine how frustrating that becomes for the client – and how demoralising it becomes for the coach.
What is required is a simple, flexible system that provides us with a supporting framework but allows us to work at our client’s pace and with our client’s priorities.
One approach that is based on keeping business coaching simple goes like this:
Business success is based on:
1. Selling something the market wants;
2. Being organised
Being organised means everyone knowing:
1. What the organisation is trying to achieve;
2. Who is responsible for doing what;
3. How things are done to achieve the required result
You can't get much simpler than that. This coaching approach is called Systemisation.
Of course, as with lots of simple things, there is a lot going on below the waterline. In this case a huge body of tools, templates, guides and other materials fits into this simple framework and provided the business coaching muscle.
So, if you want to use a coaching system that is simple but effective (and, as it happens, low-cost and quick to set up) why not take a look at this one?