In this three part series we will look at mentoring and see if it can fit with your business and succession plan.
When implemented as a business tool mentoring can be, if used wisely, a powerful method for building capacity in organizations. Succession planning, growth strategies, employee retention, self improvement and job satisfaction are just some of the by- products of a healthy mentoring relationship. Ideally the program will not be static but have the capacity to change with the demands of the industry or the needs of the business and persons involved. If however the mentoring program becomes "another program" with hidden agendas, buy in is diminished and the effectiveness of the program compromised. It is vital to establish the type of mentoring program that will best suit the company's needs. The goals should be clearly defined.