Why Mentoring Matters

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Mentoring is not limited to one style, format or place. And some mentoring relationships occur informally amongst networks. Sometimes, mentorship is set up to support career growth and guidance. Sometimes, mentoring supports diversity and inclusion efforts. Mentors.

Why Mentoring Supports Employee Wellbeing and Mental Health

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Four Ways Mentoring Improves Employee Wellbeing. Implementing a mentoring program is one of them. Introducing a mentoring program encourages employee interaction, connection and communication, which forms the foundation of thriving workplace relationships.

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Training Culture vs. Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

What’s the difference between a “training culture” and a “ learning culture ”? As the chart shows, in a training culture, responsibility for employee learning resides with instructors and training managers. In that kind of culture the assumption is that trainers (under the direction of a CLO) drive learning. Whereas in a learning culture, responsibility for learning resides with each employee and each team.

Remote Mentoring 101

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The key aspects of mentoring are face to face engagements, instant feedback and analysis and clear communication of goals. Even our clients with well-developed mentoring programs have suffered with the disruption.

Coaching vs Mentoring: Key Differences, Benefits, and How To Use Them

learnWorlds

?? Did you know that 84 percent of Fortune 500 companies and 100 percent of Fortune 50 companies have mentoring programs? ?? Mentoring and coaching are two key development practices that have become quite popular, but how much do we really know about them? 1 What Is Mentoring?

Why Mentorship Training is Vital to Impactful Mentoring Programs

Chronus

Mentoring is an age-old practice that has gained new relevance in today’s hybrid workplace. Mentoring helps individuals realize their potential and organizations thrive. At the same time, 53 percent of organizations don’t provide formal training to their mentors. .

Coaching vs. Mentoring: What’s the Difference?

Chronus

A recent survey of 3,000 full-time employees representing 21 industries across the US revealed a telling statistic: 76% of people feel having a mentor at work is important. Similarly, Bersin found organizations with excellent cultural support for coaching have 13% stronger business results.

The Ultimate Technology Blend To Support A Coaching Culture

Dan Keckan

LMS and videotelephony technology offer a powerful blend to support an informed/targeted approach to ongoing employee development and continuous improvement for a coaching culture. Learning Technology Coaching And Mentoring eLearning Feedback LMS Performance Management

Bridge the Women and Leadership Gap With Mentors, Training

Absorb LMS

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. Men tend to get promoted based on potential, while women are judged by their past performance, Lean In discovered. Corporate culture plays a role. Provide access to mentors. Best Practices Culture management

Key Elements of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

A “learning culture” is a community of workers continuously and collectively seeking performance improvement through new knowledge, new skills, and new applications of knowledge and skills to achieve the goals of the organization. A learning culture is a culture of inquiry; an environment in which employees feel safe asking tough questions about the purpose and quality of what they are doing for customers, themselves, and other stakeholders.

Building a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Culture that Supports Performance – AXIOM Insights Podcast

AXIOM Learning Solutions

Building an inclusive culture can begin at any level of the organization. Who are you mentoring? “I think what is important for senior leaders is to set the example… build a culture that supports that.”

Mentoring Results

Clark Quinn

Eileen Clegg from the Future of Talent Institute (and colleague, we co-wrote the Extremophiles chapter for Creating a Learning Culture ) pinged me the other day and asked about my thoughts on the intersection of: The new role of managers in the results-oriented work environment ( ROWE ). Expressed by my colleague was a concern that there was a conflict between&# (a) supporting someone’s learning and (b) being invested in the success of their work product&#.

Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Eight leader habits are essential to a learning culture. Leaders say how they will support learning and how they will recognize and reward those employees who continually acquire new knowledge and new skills. . In a learning culture, people are continually sharing needed information with the people who need to know. Managers and their direct reports frequently discuss what each needs to do to improve performance. These are eight leader habits of a learning culture.

BOB MOSHER – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

He is the co-author of two books: Training for Results and Innovative Performance Support: Strategies and Practices for Learning in the Workflow. You are considered to be one of the leading authorities on performance support. Second is building a learning culture.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

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. Most companies have a training culture, not a learning culture.

Mentor, Coach, Advocate: Why spending time with your employees is so important

eLearningMind

In this time they try to understand what is going on for the employee in a mentor role. What makes a great mentor, coach, advocate? In terms of leadership, most of the greats mentored, coached and advocated on an unprecedented level.

Managers Can Help Enable Performance

Degreed

To give your people the development they seek, and to create real business value for your organization, it makes sense to embrace a performance enablement strategy. Culture Through Partnership. And they’re more open to letting their people be mentored by other team leaders.

Top 10 Questions to Evaluate a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a discussion started by Camilla Keen on LinkedIn, she asks, “In order to find out and evaluate if a company has an effective learning culture, what would be your top ten questions?” Are leaders mentoring; are they using their experience to advise new and less experienced employees on how to fulfill the functions of their jobs? Is learning applied throughout the organization to continuously improve performance and achieve strategic goals?

Get on board with reverse mentoring

CLO Magazine

One such practice is to encourage and support reverse mentoring and incorporate it as a norm within your organizational culture. What is reverse mentoring? Typically, in a mentoring relationship the mentor is someone who has more experience in a particular area or in their career and who provides guidance to a mentee with less experience. Implementing reverse mentoring is one of many opportunities for organizations with a multigenerational workforce.

Creating a Learning Culture in Highly Regulated Industries

The Performance Improvement Blog

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?” These are employees who need leaders and managers that facilitate and support informal, on-demand, just-in-time, and social learning. This takes learning from experience in the field, with the guidance of coaches and mentors.

Manager's Role in Learning and Performance Improvement

The Performance Improvement Blog

In answering this question, the first thing managers have to understand is that continuous learning is the modus operandi for all high performance organizations. Individual, team, and enterprise performance can’t improve without learning. By “learning” I mean acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs that help individuals, teams, and whole organizations improve performance. They understand it and strive to create an environment that supports it.

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8 Ways to Create a Caring Culture in the Workplace for Nonnative English Speakers

Avilar

Here are eight ways to create a caring culture in the workplace for nonnative English speakers. Choosing to hire and support nonnative English speakers is a business decision. Here are eight ways you can create a caring culture in the workplace for nonnative English speakers.

Performance & Development

Clark Quinn

In thinking about L&D needs to shift to accommodate this new day and age, I started thinking from the perspective of why the term Learning & Development (let alone Training & Development) bothered me, and it’s because I believe we need to shift from thinking about learning to think about performance. Even learning & development isn’t enough; we need to focus on developing individual and team skills and contributions, but where does performance support fit?

The DNA of a strong learning culture

CLO Magazine

Senior teams are looking to us in learning and development to help them move forward with the challenge of workforce upskilling by creating a culture where learning and working are integrated across the whole organization. So, how is the learning culture where you work now?

Onboarding New Employees: Strategies for Better Performance and Retention

Infopro Learning

Quality onboarding can lead to significant improvements in employee performance and employee retention rates. These strategies also have a direct impact on both employee performance and retention.

The role of mentors in L&D programs

Everwise

Learning and development programs are as varied as companies themselves, but there’s one feature that encompasses most of the effective talent management strategies: mentors. Across many industries, mentoring has been shown to produce solid business outcomes. When implementing or modifying your company’s L&D program, mentoring is one of the best ways to boost employee engagement, create strong leaders for your company and even keep turnover costs in check.

Building a Learning and Performance Support Ecosystem (Steve Foreman) #elguild

Learning Visions

To enhance individuals and orgs by connecting people with a broad range of techs that drive performance. There''s formal training -- and then there''s all of the ways that we learn within the flow of work (performance support, collaboration, access to experts, knowledge management. Performance Support: complete processes and tasks, make decisions software help (sims, walk-throughs, etc.) Technologies : Lots of different techs to support an ecosystem.

Mentoring: More Than Just a Match 

CLO Magazine

Leading a mentoring program means more than just matching people and calling it a day. That single task barely scratches the surface of what it takes to effectively run a mentoring program. Mentoring administrators are part coach, part facilitator, part support network and part matchmaker. Learning leaders must consider these various aspects and take part in the mentoring program in multiple ways to make the programs work. Transformative Mentoring.

Onboarding New Employees to Perform Better and Succeed Faster

Infopro Learning

If you are looking for ways to quickly improve the performance of your new employees you may want to consider investing in a high quality comprehensive onboarding program. This could be with their direct supervisor or with another mentor. Ongoing Support.

A culture of belonging starts with psychological safety

CLO Magazine

Fostering a culture of belonging in your organization is critical with the rise of hybrid work. Here are five science-based strategies to create a culture of belonging. That bar is low, yet many teams don’t have that because there is a culture of “blame and shame” in place.

How can management encourage a culture of continuous learning?

Creativ Technologies

For companies to get extraordinary performance from their employees, it’s paramount that they are always learning because innovation can only take place in a company. It’s not a good company culture when the employees have such apprehension because it can affect their performance.

Foster inclusion and belonging by involving all of your employees in company culture change

CLO Magazine

And how might organizations make meaningful, authentic and sustainable changes to their DEI culture? Involving every member of your organization in the culture change process is the logical approach to take when embarking on your DEI journey.

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10 Reasons Leaders Should Mentor Others

Everwise

In the process of writing Good to Great, Jim Collins’ team found that “great” companies have one thing in common: leaders who mentor others. However, while many senior managers will speak to the influence their mentors have had on their careers, many will also point to the role that mentoring others has played in their development. Wondering why it might be worth your limited time to seek out opportunities to mentor others? A mentor.”

Survey Says: Your Employees Want Coaching and Mentoring

CLO Magazine

Upskilling and reskilling workers while maintaining performance levels is becoming an increasingly important priority as organizations prepare for the future of work. Of the nine learning methods examined by the study, instructor-led training, short-clip video, and coaching and mentoring were the top three learning approaches cited by respondents overall. Naturally, they want input and guidance from experts and mentors who can help them continue to navigate the waters of change.

Managers Make or Break Your Culture of Career Mobility

Degreed

Culture Through Partnership. The end goal is creating a rich and supported learning culture — one that integrates your skills, technology, and implementation strategies. Maybe one of your people wants to be trained or mentored. Strategy Career mobility Learning Culture

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?

Reimagining the learn-it-all culture in a hybrid world

CLO Magazine

Calls to cultivate a growth mindset are now heard in spaces ranging from my first grade daughter’s school to high-performing corporate teams at Microsoft , and beyond. It’s time to recreate our learn-it-all culture. . We are experiencing a learn-it-all revolution.