A well-implemented organizational mentorship program is a fantastic company-culture investment. Mentors bring their experience, emotional support and advanced skills to the relationship, while a mentee is committed, engaged, and willing to learn and develop. Formal mentorship programs allow organizations to make the most of their current high-potential employees in order to develop future talent
One of the key benefits of establishing an in-house mentorship program is that mentors can offer specific advice and help mentees address organization-specific challenges as they develop their careers, fostering
It's important to cultivate the right environment that encourages a natural relationship to form, so that both mentor and mentee can concentrate on development during their meetings.
Without a robust development environment in place, it's easy to fall back into a default culture of "busy-ness." And, thanks to competing priorities, it can become a challenge for your mentors to make time for their protégés.
Now, whether your organization has been thinking about implementing a mentorship program or your existing program needs a bit of a polish, remember that the beginning of any mentor-mentee relationship is the most important part of the work.
So to get your people off to a strong start, we've put together a handy infographic that outlines 20 great ideas for work mentoring and coaching. Download a copy of the infographic to share with your organization's mentors today!