Workplace coaching is renowned in the academic literature for lacking in a sound evidence base. A recent study synthesised the existing research in order to understand the overall impact that can be expected from coaching on a variety of workplace outcomes. Various coaching method factors were also analysed to understand their impact on outcomes. The findings contribute to practice by providing the firm evidence base that was lacking. The findings contribute to research by highlighting particular method factors which warrant further investigation due to their influence on coaching outcomes.
References to the research:
Jones, R. J., Woods, S. A., & Guillaume, Y. (2014, January). A Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Executive Coaching at Improving Work-Based Performance and Moderators of Coaching Effectiveness. Paper presented at the BPS DOP Annual Conference, Brighton, England.
Jones, R. J., Woods, S. A., & Guillaume, Y. (2013, December). A Framework of Executive Coaching Outcomes and a Meta-Analysis of Executive Coaching Effectiveness. Paper presented at the 4th European Coaching Psychology Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland.