Building on what was learned in the 2014 study, this latest installment of signature research, conducted in partnership between HCI and ICF, explores the prevalence of coaching cultures in today’s organizations and determines if increased employee engagement is an outcome. In this 2015 study of more than 300 organizations, we found:
- The use of coaching in organizations has increased compared to our 2014 study. The use of external coach practitioners has grown the most, a 12 percentage point increase.
- Organizations with strong coaching cultures continue to report higher employee engagement and stronger financial performance.
- HR and L&D leaders are building coaching cultures in their organizations in order to address low employee engagement.
- High-potential employees with access to coaching have the largest engagement increases compared to engagement measures taken in the prior year taken by the organization.