3 Reasons You Should Implement a Modern Mentoring ProgramNovember 02, 2017
Traditional, one-to-one mentoring has been around for centuries, but with the technological advancements being made in today’s organizations, modern mentoring is becoming more popular. Modern mentoring goes beyond the traditional mentoring model and embraces a wide variety of models that organizations can implement. A few types of modern mentoring include virtual mentoring, reverse mentoring, and speed mentoring.
You may be wondering why you should consider implementing a modern mentoring program for your organization. Here are 3 reasons that we think you should…
Millennials are becoming the majority in the workforce and are demanding more from organization’s mentoring programs. They prefer having options to choose from that are less traditional and meet their very specific needs. They gravitate towards a more “equal” form of mentoring where traditional roles are used less and the setting is much more casual and fast-paced.
For many organizations, especially large corporations, their workforce has become global. Luckily, the advancements in technology have made it possible for them to still run effectively and mentoring should be no different. Modern mentoring models, such as virtual mentoring, are perfect for these types of organizations because they allow individuals to interact with people all over the world, in different departments, and with different schedules.
Technological advancements are happening every day and as the trends change, the workforce must be willing to change with it. Because modern mentoring takes a new look at the traditional mentor and mentee roles, it can be a great way to keep your employees on track with the world around them. By using models such as reverse mentoring, even senior level employees that are not as familiar with newer technology are able to learn from a junior level employee that is.
These 3 examples aren’t just affecting the success of your mentoring program, but also the engagement and retention rates of your organization. It’s important that you are able to be ahead of the learning curve and offer choices to your employees that will truly benefit them.