If you imagine a company in a transformation process in which it is state of the art for managers who are faced with new challenges to reflect on and activate their hitherto unconscious knowledge, ability and will in an enabling dialogue with colleagues or external coaches, then you will get an idea of what is meant. To get there, the first step is to think of this perspective as a possible one. The next step is to dive into an exploration movement with experienced coaches and facilitators as to which coaching formats, based on which definition of coaching and with what kind of coaches the above can be achieved. And when everything is properly orchestrated to adapt the coaching offer to the challenges to be expected in the next development cycle … read more in our book: Coaching for Industry 4.0

This platform can play a key role in helping a company to maximise the potential of digitalisation for its HR activities.
There are a number of other reasons for outsourcing a company’s coaching organisation to a third party. The main reason behind this are the associated cost and time savings for the company. This is complemented by the provider’s expertise in terms of a modern coaching model and, above all, when it comes to selecting the right coaches for outsourcing the organisation of coaching. Yet another crucial aspect is that by outsourcing a company’s coaching organisation to a third party, this will ensure discretion as no-one at the company needs to know if and when a manager is using coaching services.

We can safely assume that anything which can be digitalised will in fact be digitalised over the coming years. This also extends to HR activities and, in particular, personnel development work. The main point here is that it shifts the burden of responsibility, in this case meaning that every manager is responsible for fostering their own personal development. This is a key step towards a future that relies heavily on managers’ self-responsibility.

At most companies, HR generally reports directly to the CEO or Managing Director. It is therefore up to that person to decide whether to outsource their company’s coaching organisation to a third party. Ideally, personnel development activities will be included in such a change process.

First, a shortlist of managers will be drawn up. Second, interviews will be conducted with a representative group of managers on the shortlist, who are potential coaching users. The results of the interview and the company’s main goals set out in its strategy will be used as a basis for developing a coaching guide which can be used as a company development tool.

The cost depends on the scope of the process you intend to outsource. Either way, it will definitely costless than to task an employee with such duties.