Should everyone get their own coach?
Coaching apps can certainly have their benefits, promoting wellbeing in the workplace and personal development, but what are the issues with providing a 'one-size-fits-all' coaching app to your employees? Can they effectively replace in-person, targeted coaching?
Abdicating responsibility for culture
Putting the responsibility of wellbeing onto the employee
I’m seeing too much of this at the moment. When we talk of resilience we put responsibility for coping on to employees.
When we talk about meditation or drawing on wellbeing resources provided by the company, we put responsibility for mental health on to employees.
Coaching does not replace taking a systemic approach to fixing what’s wrong with a company.
The problem with 'one-size fits all' coaching apps
When you put responsibility fully on to employees you abdicate responsibility as a leader to understand the lived experience of your people and what you need to change at a systemic level.