It is common to experience misconceptions regarding the differences between these two disciplines so we offer the following information to explain:
|Group or one to one||One to one|
|Instruction / tell facts||Questioning to draw responses|
|Blanket content (scripted)||Content flexible dependent upon coachee’s skill levels|
|Assumptions made regarding knowledge levels||No assumptions made regarding the individual’s knowledge level|
|‘Off the shelf’||Tailormade to the individual|
|Mono-paced||Allows coachee to drive the pace|
|Classroom based||On the job|
When applying knowledge and development ‘across the board’ then training is the answer and is especially appropriate for new concepts and systems.
Coaching, however, can be an economical alternative if the delegates have varying levels of knowledge and skills. Not all individuals respond well to a class room setting. Coaching also adds value in backing up training as new skills are often required to utilise the knowledge effectively. It is worth remember too that people develop at different rates.
We can provide you or your employees with Training or Coaching to suit your needs. Please contact us if you need further help on this.