Lazarski, A., “Advantages and limitations of the quantitative data analysis of the coaching performance and results. Is coaching really effective? Are surveys conducted after the coaching sessions representing the best tool to gather data?”
Unpublished paper for newsletter: ‘ODiTK’, 02/10, 2010
A lot of the companies are investing their money into the human resources development. They are hiring trainers to speed up development of their intangible assets. The very simple question could be raised – how to measure results, to convert these intangible into more tangible? How to measure performance of such a coaching sessions? The below presented example is in fact a professionally conducted case study oriented to analyse one aspect of the results of the coaching sessions. The tricky thing here is that coaching sessions have been conducted by two trainers. Therefore it creates also a benchmark possibility of these two colleagues. The whole analysis is presented with the use of SPSS statistical software. The gathered survey data is available in the appendix number two. If you are not willing to go through statistical analysis then please do not hesitate to go straight to the conclusions.