Coaching activity fell in past year

Coaching activity has dropped significantly year on year according to the 2007 Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Learning, training and development survey.

It found that 63% of organisations surveyed said they provided coaching compared to 79% in the 2006 survey. But 73% of 2007 respondents said they expected coaching by line managers to rise in the next few years.

The research indicates that most coaching is undertaken by internal staff, such as line managers or in-house coaches. External coaches delivered less than one-quarter of the coaching activities undertaken by respondents’ organisations.

The research was based on data from questionnaires completed by 416 respondents. The full survey will be available online from 20 April.


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