Managing vs. Coaching

Do managers know what is the difference between management or coaching is? According to Harvard Business Review, millennials want and crave coaching from their bosses.  In order for a company to retain millennials, bosses need to determine what is the difference between management and coaching.  Here are the key differences between coaching and management.


Managing is the systematic approach to dealing with or controlling scenarios in a business. The process of management is essential for, but not limited to:

  • Planning meetings

  • Organizing companies rules and regulations

  • Handling company's organizational structure



Coaching is the art of employee engagement. If employees have specific problem that affects their productivity or communication coaching is essential for breaking down communication variables.

A typical coaching session:

  • Last for 30 minutes - 1 hour

  • Employee work on specific issue in their work environment

  • The boss has proper strategies to assist the employees


Management vs. Coaching  

Coaching is a form of development in which a person called a coach supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal. Management ensures that the company is increasing the company’s productivity rate. Bosses that use both management and coaching will demonstrate transformational leadership.


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