Posted by Aaron Sugarman on May 23, 2016. 0 Comments
It’s really interesting how the engagements with our organizational clients evolve over time. As they extend from months into years, we find ourselves deeply embedded into the fabric of the organization, simultaneously working at the levels of culture, strategy and tactical execution.
We recently came across a case study done as part of the International Coach Federation’s 2015 International Prism Awards that shows how this model can scale in organizations much larger than those we are working with (currently in the 5-105 people range). The coaching initiative at multinational software developer SAP, with some 80,000 employees worldwide, is now more than 10 years old and extends way beyond the typical approach of using coaching for the C-suite and “high potentials.”
Coaching is available to everyone at SAP, regardless of seniority, level or job function, via a mix of internal and external coaches. SAP’s protocol for employees’ development planning has...