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Coaching and the link to organizational performance: an HR perspective on how to demonstrate return on investment

Alison Walker‐Fraser (Freelance Management Consultant at XIFRA HRSolutions, Barwick Stanhoe, UK)

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 28 June 2011

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide insight into return on investment (ROI) metrics for coaching, from a human resource (HR) perspective.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper provides a viewpoint on the coaching and organizational performance field drawing on qualitative research from HR professionals in the UK and Western Europe.

Findings

A broad definition of ROI can include a range of qualitative and quantitative measurements that demonstrate business impact. A balanced scorecard approach provides a framework for a strategic system of coaching‐organizational learning. Coaching and ROI may be perceived as an investment opportunity.

Originality/value

The paper provides an overview of perceptions of HR professionals on the relationship of coaching to organizational performance and the context of ROI.

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Citation

Walker‐Fraser, A. (2011), "Coaching and the link to organizational performance: an HR perspective on how to demonstrate return on investment", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 25 No. 4, pp. 8-10. https://doi.org/10.1108/14777281111147035

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2011, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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