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The mentor's mission and basic job is to:
•Share a vision of common goals. The mentor should take time to convey the company's goals, explain how the goals benefit the organization and employees' roles in achieving those goals. The mentor can help the buddy envision what outcomes will occur when the goals are achieved.
•Gain perspective on the mentee's point of view within the organization. Mentors need to take an interest by finding out significant facts about their buddy's life and career goals.
•Foster independence and mastery. Employees who have been mentored have greater confidence about taking risks out of their comfort zones, while living up to the responsibilities placed on them.
During orientation, present your company's mentoring program and your company's commitment to developing employees and enhancing opportunities.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|