COACHING IN THE FIELD OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Keywords:human resources, coaching, business managers, management, development of coaching
Background: The article presents the research and its results concerning the perception of coaching as one of the effective tools for business managers. Aim: The aim of the paper is to highlight coaching as a powerful tool in the development of managerial skills and innovation potential. The aim of the research was to find out to what extent coaching is widespread among business managers, and whether it is accepted as one of the skills of managers, and if there exist relationships between the age and the individual elements of coaching in terms of work of a business manager. Methods and sample: The research was performed in 2019 via a questionnaire method (the KKMP questionnaire), combining quantitative Likert scaling with closed statements. 169 business managers from Slovakia voluntarily participated in it. Results: The results of the research confirmed the existence of statistically significant links among the individual elements of coaching in the business manager’s work, and between the individual elements of coaching and the age of business managers in terms of their work. The results confirmed that managers, in general, should not undervalue the potential contribution of coaching to company and individual attributes in any age range.