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Insights from Our Manager Support Survey

CoffeeChat recently conducted a survey aimed at better understanding how companies operating in Africa approach digital professional development services to maintain the wellbeing and performance of their managers. 25 companies collectively home to over 1,200 managers with an operational footprint across 12 African markets shared their responses.

The above graphic highlights the top scenarios where respondents (who were either senior leaders or HR representatives) were “extremely likely” or “likely” to consider making executive coaching available. The 3 most common scenarios are:

  1. Supporting a promotion plan

  2. Addressing a toxic team culture

  3. Fast-tracking under-represented leaders.

Meanwhile, the least likely scenario was as an outplacement benefit.

The survey was inspired by our ongoing participation in the Future of Work Africa 2021 Accelerator program run by Village Capital with support from the International Finance Corporation. We will be sharing additional findings in future weeks.