Creating a Mentoring Culture: A Conversation with Author Lois Zachary

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Lois Zachary is an internationally recognized expert in the field of mentoring. Having authored several books, including Creating a Mentoring Culture: An Organization’s Guide , Zachary has spent her career honing best practices for mentors and mentees and providing organizations tried and true strategies for deploying impactful mentoring programs. Q: What is the value of mentoring to an organization? Mentoring drives recruitment of future talent.

Staff Education Challenges for Global Business

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Using AI, we would be able to extract data easily and quickly through demographics such as gender, age, culture, position in the company, academic qualification and past learning experiences, as well as employee’s behavior, requests, work experiences and needs patterns. On the other hand, it must reinforce values and cultures and save costs. An individual’s learning style might be impacted by age, cultural background, and ethnicity etc.

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Global Leadership Development (GLD): Distance

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Leadership development, like traditional training and development, faces traditional challenges such as distance, culture, diversity, design and delivery methods, along with budgets and workforces. We are going to take a look at the challenges you may face when implementing a global leadership development program, starting with one of the most obvious challenges: distance. Distance can also create a gap in culture. Also related to cultural distance is distance in coaching.

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How to Discuss Sensitive Topics with Your Mentor or Mentee

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But mentoring relationships are about the uncomfortable, just as much as the comfortable. From a global pandemic to the killing of yet another Black person at the hands of police (George Floyd) and the protests that resulted, people are scared and angry and grief-stricken and exhausted. As a mentor or mentee, it’s important to check in on your partner to see how they’re doing against the backdrop of these often overwhelming events. Cultural.

Bridge the Women and Leadership Gap With Mentors, Training

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Companies with more female executives and board members tend to enjoy better performance and are more profitable than those without women in the C-suite, according to a global survey conducted by the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Companies that foster a culture of learning often encourage entry-level employees to seek training beyond what is required in their current roles. Corporate culture plays a role. Provide access to mentors.

GLD 3: Creating a Global Bench

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After dealing with the challenges of distance and culture, the next challenge for global leadership development is how to create a leadership bench or pool that is truly global in scope. When you took the time to define leadership across the cultures that exist within your organization, you may have also begun to see potential succession patterns developing. How can you prepare these groups for the mobility of a global bench?

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Should You Adopt Reverse Mentoring at Your Workplace?

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Last week, Cambridge University announced a new reverse mentoring initiative aimed at addressing charges of institutional racism. Introduced by the university’s equality and diversity department, the program pairs senior white academics and management personnel with a black, Asian, or minority ethnic (BAME) colleague mentor. Reverse mentoring – pairing a younger professional with a more seasoned colleague – isn’t new. Reverse mentoring is a two-way street.

Cross-Cultural Mentorship for the Global Economy

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As businesses become increasingly global, it is critical for their leaders to have the cultural know-how to effectively manage team members from around the world. Joyce Tucker, vice president of Global Diversity & Employee Rights at Boeing, says , “Corporations are recognizing that in order to be as innovative as we have to be and as competitive as we have to be, we have to avail ourselves of all the talent out there…Everyone has something to contribute.

Is Your Organization’s Lack of Diversity Mentoring Hampering Innovation?

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This can be particularly hard for organizations with a siloed, homogenous culture that fails to incorporate diverse views working toward a common goal. Building a strong diverse culture is not easy—it’s complicated. A complex challenge needs an innovative solution, and mentoring is proving to be a viable answer. Drive Innovation with Formal Mentoring Programs. HBR found that “ mentoring programs make companies’ managerial echelons significantly more diverse. ”

Establishing a Global Career: Mentors Share Their Insights

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In a recent Ask Me Anything, we highlighted Everwise mentors with expertise in global project management and cross-functional work with teams around the world. Several community members were curious about the journey to global business, both on an individual professional level and at the corporate level. All three mentors agreed that their moves to international careers weren’t planned going into the start of their careers.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

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All industries are undergoing enormous change, mostly due to new technologies, globalization, and a very diverse workforce. Employees must learn how to use new computers and new apps, how to operate new, high tech machinery, how to be responsive to customer demands, how to create innovative products and services, how to manage a multi-cultural, multi-generational workforce, how to work effectively in cross-functional teams, and how to plan for a future that is constantly in flux.

Creating a Learning Culture in Highly Regulated Industries

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During the first session of a workshop I facilitate for ATD, one of the participants asked, “What does a learning culture look like in an electrical power generation plant, where most of the training is for the purpose of meeting industry regulations?” This takes learning from experience in the field, with the guidance of coaches and mentors. Leadership Learning Culture Management Organization Culture Organizational Learning Training Training Impact

4 Ways to Become the Mentor Your Company Needs

CLO Magazine

Mentors are an important aspect for companies to create and encourage a positive and rewarding work culture. But oftentimes, finding a mentor at work can be an overwhelming and challenging task. Actively trying to be a role model can help you find what you’re looking for in a mentor. So, the evidence supporting the need for change is there, but how do you become the mentor or role model for positive change?

Mentoring Without Barriers

CLO Magazine

Traditional mentoring was one older expert grooming a younger one for a specific role. Today’s version is more of a collaboration and learning strategy that can help people gain skills and information they need in real time to do their jobs better Whether it’s called modern, social, online or e-mentoring, mentoring as practiced in companies today is not the same as what was used a generation ago. Social, Global, Open and Diverse. Generational Views on Mentoring.

Thriving in Diversity: Cultural Quotient and the Creative Workplace

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Dubai is a rich and extraordinary mix of people, cultures and languages; our stores are brand names that hail from all over the world; it is possible to eat from any cuisine from any corner of the globe; worldwide businesses have made a home in Dubai. It is the epitome of a globalized environment. There are many challenges that come with bringing together so many different perspectives, attitudes and beliefs from a mosaic of cultures into the workplace.

Leveraging Internal and External Mentors for Optimal Growth

Everwise

In today’s world of portfolio careers, it’s important to consider whether a mentor from within our outside your organization (or a combination of both) is the best fit. An internal mentor is particularly effective when you are new to a company or exploring a move to a new in-house function. As a general manager at Marks & Spencer, Richard Worth recalls , “When you get towards being a VP…they make absolutely sure you have at least one mentor who is a board member.

Leveraging Internal and External Mentors for Optimal Growth

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In today’s world of portfolio careers, it’s important to consider whether a mentor from within our outside your organization (or a combination of both) is the best fit. An internal mentor is particularly effective when you are new to a company or exploring a move to a new in-house function. As a general manager at Marks & Spencer, Richard Worth recalls , “When you get towards being a VP…they make absolutely sure you have at least one mentor who is a board member.

Creating Multilingual Online Courses is Important for Business Global Outreach

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But imparting knowledge by a mentor is an age-old method, traced back to the 19th century. However, the advent of digitization gradually replaced a human mentor with online training modules. In Corporate Training for the year 2015, the global e-learning market expanded by 9.2% The estimated global market for online training courses stands at roughly $107 billion. Foreign Language Skills are Vital to the Global Economy. Expand your Global Outreach.

Mentoring Is a Two-Way Street at Ford

CLO Magazine

The global automobile manufacturer headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, put its first car on the market in 1903 and turned a profit almost immediately. Today the global company is the fifth largest auto manufacturer in the world with nearly 200,000 employees across the globe. While many companies have mentoring programs, Ford takes a different approach than most, said Gale Halsey, CLO and director learning and organization development at Ford headquarters.

Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey

CLO Magazine

Many forces, including technology and digitization, global competition, communication, social media innovations and expectations of new workforce members, are causing incremental changes. Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey. Their attitudes toward learning and failure, how they react to bad and good news, and the time they spend debriefing and learning all set examples and seed the culture. Organizations are at the dawn of a major breakthrough.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

As globalization increases and communities become more diverse, the competitive advantage of any organization will be its collective knowledge and its expanded expertise. Consider the alternatives: just-in-time e-learning (desktop and mobile), coaching, mentoring, simulations, on-demand video, and experiential-learning. It’s the Culture. Learning is not the result of a program; it is ingrained in the culture of an organization. Work is No Longer Work .

Building an “Everyday Learning” Culture at Discovery

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Jennifer decided to use Discovery’s Global Mentorship Program as a pilot project: “Once a year people apply to the program and we match them with a mentor for six months, We thought this would be an ideal format to test Looop’s platform and approach to learning.”. Throughout the Global Mentorship Program, Jennifer appreciated how Looop’s team remained involved, interested and responsive: “Looop really cares about their product and their clients.

Why Continued Organizational Learning is Critical to your Performance and Culture

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In other words, how can organizations create a business culture that encourages learning and development? I don’t use the word culture as something theoretical: we really are talking about the need to change business culture to a contemporary strategic environment. This includes the culture being one which embraces multi-directional communication. How do I create an organizational culture that facilitates learning? This is the second article in a 3-part series.

Why Creating a Diverse & Inclusive Workforce Builds More Than Good Rapport

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While many organizations are focused on gender and ethnic D&I, there are many other sorts of diversification out there: age, gender, LGBTQ, culture, socioeconomic status, education, neurology (the way we think and process information), and more. The more diversity organizational leaders are aware of, the better they can build initiatives and campaigns to foster a supportive, inclusive company culture. Learn How Mentoring Can Improve Your Workplace Gender Diversity.

Learning Conversation with Liz Griffin, Director, Global People Team, Ernst & Young – Part 1

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More recently, Liz was the Asia Pacific Learning and Development leader, overseeing a team of 140 learning and development professionals across 13 countries in supporting the delivery of a global people development strategy. Currently, Liz is in a global organisational development internal consulting role based in Sydney. Liz: For several years Ernst & Young has had a real focus on globalization.

Women and Diversity in the Workplace: Do Your Inclusivity Initiatives Measure Up?

CLO Magazine

“We don’t just have one identity — our identities are made up of many things, both physically and culturally, and the intersections matter.” — Elise Birkhofer, global lead for Google’s largest employee resource group. So how can organizations focus diversity and inclusion efforts to address cultural groups’ unique needs and build fluid, cross-cultural communities that promote collaboration and avoid pigeonholing? Provide specialized coaching/mentoring.

Looking the Future in the Face

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According to “Global Generations,” a study conducted by accounting firm EY, 62 percent of millennial employees are managing others — only slightly less than the 65 percent of Generation X employees who are managers. Rather than separating the two, Findlay-Shirras said the people he works with are also the people he hangs out with, “taking the idea of culture, teamwork and family to a new level.”. The face of leadership is starting to shift.

eLearning, OJT, Judgement, Millennials, Global Workforce, & Innovation

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People from different cultures don't see the world differently, but they think differently about what they see. Mentoring Millennials - Training Magazine. Managing the Global Workforce - Business Week: Davos 2008. Today, global corporations are transforming themselves into "transnationals," moving work to the places with the talent to handle the job and the time to do it at the right cost. How I build my eLearning courses - pipwerks.

Learn this HR Leader’s No-Fail Approach to developing leaders

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Over the course of his 20-year career, Ranu Gupta has held HR and Learning leadership roles at global corporations like Procter and Gamble, Western Union, and GE Capital. Most recently, Gupta has taken on mentoring through Everwise with the same systematic approach. Read on for a peek into Gupta’s frameworks on developing leaders and mentoring others. Have you had mentors in your life? So I’ve learned as much from not having a mentor as I have from having one.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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This includes areas of her expertise from the effectiveness of MOOCs in corporate learning to informal learning, collaboration, community management and organizational culture. Sahana appeared in the list of Top Ten e-Learning Movers and Shakers for the Asia Pacific region for four consecutive years from 2011 to 2014, topping the APAC list in 2014, and appeared in the top ten of the Global list. The focus must be on people, mindset and culture.

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Millennials vs. Generation Z in the Workplace

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Jeff Corbin, CEO of APPrise Mobile, a mobile employee communications and engagement solution platform, conducted a survey that found millennials believe Gen Z will make company culture worse. Feel more connected with global peers than with adults in their own countries. What both millennials and Gen Z workers want from a job is to advance, receive mentoring, and to have a job that has a positive impact on the world.

Wanted: Collaboration; Communication; and Teamwork

The Performance Improvement Blog

Sodexo’s 2017 Global Workplace Trends Report summarizes research that points to collaboration and teamwork as critical to the workplace today. Open spaces, flexible work areas, and smart offices are all contributing to a culture that supports work in teams as needed. leaders tend to think of learning too narrowly — equating it with training, mentoring, or “constructive feedback” during performance reviews. Coaching Communication Learning Culture Management Teamwork Training

The Ins and Outs of Effective Management

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Thanks to the following mentors for providing their insights to the challenges the community brought to the conversation: Don Fuss , Director of Marketing and Sales, PwC. Spence noted that this is something he can to relate to on a personal level and, more broadly, is being asked more and more of managers in today’s global markets. Mentoring Management Managing employees managing teams

Beyond the status quo: how enlightened CLOs can enable true employee readiness

CLO Magazine

CLOs face intense pressure to build learning cultures in which geographically dispersed teams can engage with relevant content “on-demand” to reskill. As Julie Dervin, Cargill’s global head of corporate learning and development, told Harvard Business Review , “We really only had the capacity to reach about 10 percent to 15 percent of the total relevant population in a given year when delivering a particular learning program. Fostering a Culture of Learning.

Invisibilizing Workplace Learning

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Embed more learning and performance professionals in the line and bring savvy line people closer to the learning enterprise through temporary assignments, advisory councils, data capture, and online networks and mentoring. A few years ago, I worked on a project that investigated evaluation in a global consulting firm. Blog posting alignment Analysis consulting culture Informal Learning performance consulting Performance Support