Hema Mohandas – Vice President Human Resources, Virtusa
Anunaya Tandon – Research Analyst and Community Moderator
The webinar shed light on Virtusa’s coaching culture, showcasing its pivotal role in reshaping their workplace, particularly after significant mergers. The session delved into practical strategies and programs that earned Virtusa the esteemed Coaching Culture Award for innovative and impactful coaching practices twice in two years! The conversation focused on the tangible impact of Virtusa’s coaching approach post-mergers, offering participants valuable insights into how this successful coaching culture could serve as a model for other workplaces. The webinar provided a focused and insightful exploration of the specific benefits derived from integrating coaching practices within Virtusa’s corporate environment.
Understanding the significance of nurturing an internal coaching culture within organizations is crucial for long-term growth and employee development. To highlight and appreciate organizations excelling in coaching practices, we host the Coaching Culture Circle Awards annually. This esteemed event celebrates the commitment to fostering effective coaching environments. This year, Virtusa’s exceptional accomplishments were recognized with the Coaching Culture Award for innovative and impactful coaching practices. In an exclusive session, Virtusa graciously agreed to share insights into their best practices. This provides a unique opportunity for everyone to gain valuable lessons and strategies that have positioned them as leaders in coaching brilliance.
Philosophy: “Coaching Conversations”
Virtusa’s coaching practices revolve around a balanced blend of structure and human connection, guided by the philosophy of “Coaching Conversations.” This foundational principle has been pivotal in shaping the coaching culture at Virtusa.
Evolution of Coaching Practices Post-Merger: A Journey Overview
1.Enabling Coaching for Leadership Pipeline:
Implementation of coaching as a vital resource for nurturing leadership potential at Virtusa.
- Empowering Middle Managers:
Facilitating middle managers to unlock their coaching potential, fostering effective team leadership and innovation
- Behavioral Interventions and Holistic Development:
Integration of behavioral interventions with coaching agendas, driving comprehensive employee development.
4.Coaching in Business Transformation Programs:
Introduction of coaching practices within business transformation initiatives, enhancing adaptability and growth.
- Centralized Coaching Tool Deployment:
Implementation of a central coaching tool for seamless interventions across teams and business units.
Some Innovative Practices Setting Virtusa Apart
- Home Managers:
Service lines designed to enhance the talent value proposition, with ‘Guilds’ promoting community-led engagement and ‘Home Managers’ serving as career coaches.
- Coaching Assessment Tools:
Utilization of coaching assessment tools such as Hogan, 360 feedback, Harrison, and Knolscape for tracking and enabling coaching effectiveness.
- Adaptable Coaching Conversations:
Implementation of coaching conversations to enhance adaptability, resulting in a smooth adaptation of coaching without any force.
- Defined Coaching Model:
Establishment of a defined coaching model to provide structure and clarity to coaching interactions both on an individual and team level. This also provides clarity to the employees and the stakeholders.
- Dual Track Program for Certified Mentors:
Creation of a dual-track program aimed at developing certified mentors within the organization.
Virtusa’s commitment to these innovative and impactful coaching practices has positioned them as leaders in fostering a coaching culture that combines structure, adaptability, and human connection.
Best practices report of Virtusa:
We have curated a Best Practices report that highlights the best practices used by Virtusa to cultivate a successful coaching culture. You can access it by clicking here.
Exclusive Community for Internal Coaches:
The Coaching Culture Circle Community is a vibrant platform designed for coaching enthusiasts and professionals alike. If you’re an internal coach looking to connect and collaborate with like-minded individuals, consider this your exclusive invitation. Within this engaging community, you’ll have the opportunity to share ideas, theories, and valuable coaching resources. As a member, you play a crucial role in our collective effort to exchange and learn best practices for building and sustaining coaching cultures.
Benefits of joining the Coaching Culture Circle Community:
- Networking: Connect with like-minded individuals in the coaching industry.
- Resource Sharing: Share and access valuable coaching ideas and resources.
- Collective Learning: Contribute to and benefit from collective efforts to share best practices.
- Diversity of Experiences: Thrive on the diverse experiences and expertise each member brings.
- Continuous Improvement: Be part of a community dedicated to elevating coaching standards.
If you’re dedicated to contributing to a culture of continuous improvement, express your interest by filling out the form in the chat. Let’s connect, collaborate, and grow together within our Coaching Culture Circle Community. Join us on this journey of enriching coaching experiences by filling out the form here
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