“Colleagues are a wonderful things, but mentors, that’s where the real work gets done.” — Junot Diaz
The Number #1 issue we find in working with organizations who truly want to develop and sustain a mentoring culture, but that don’t see it coming together, is simple.
Not enough mentors.
It’s a supply and demand dilemma. Each company seems to have scads of mentees willing to step us as learners but there are only a handful of mentors willing to invest and commit. Or worse, there are quite a few who have been “assigned” by their leaders as…well…a “must-do” or favor. Not a good start.
How does The MentorShift Group help? We do the following:
- Coach on positive and effective ways to invite mentors in
- Clearly outline benefits of mentoring to individual and organizations
- Communicate with mentor (and mentee) as they start their relationships and along the way to ensure success. This will make them want to mentor again.
- Provide them a reliable process that make the journey profitable and enjoyable for mentor and mentee and yield an impressive ROI for the organization