Why Mentoring Matters

Chronus

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.

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.

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Manager's Role in Learning and Performance Improvement

The Performance Improvement Blog

What should be a manager’s role in employee learning? 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.

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Remote Mentoring: How to Cultivate a Virtual Connection

Chronus

As a result of the acceleration of COVID-19, companies are striving to effectively engage and support millions of remote workers across America. Maintaining a connection when we are socially distancing sounds like a paradox, but mentoring matters more than ever before.

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.

9 Definitive Blended Training Strategies to Coach and Mentor Your High-performance Employees

EI Design

There may be several high-performance employees in any organization, awaiting “discovery” and whose potential the company might not currently be tapping. With the ongoing COVID-instigated disconnect, the gulf between high performers and their advisors, supervisors, and managers has widened.

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 ). She’d been excited about Cognitive Apprenticeship years ago after hearing me talk about it, and wondered if there was a role to play.

Fewer Mentors, Bigger Problems

CLO Magazine

A 2018 survey from the LeanIn Foundation and SurveyMonkey found that nearly half of male managers felt uncomfortable participating in a common work activity with a woman, such as mentoring, working alone or socializing together. Specifically, the number of male managers who felt uncomfortable mentoring women went from 5 percent to 16 percent in late 2017 after the #MeToo movement went viral. That means about 1 in 6 male managers would hesitate to mentor a woman.

The Role Of Artificial Intelligence In Learning

Adobe Captivate

Artificial Intelligence (AI) makes it possible for machines to learn from experience, adjust to new inputs, and perform human-like tasks. What The Role Of Artificial Intelligence In Learning Is. This supports the effectiveness of individualized tutoring and instruction in the classroom. But there are already virtual human mentors and facilitators that can think and act like humans. The post The Role Of Artificial Intelligence In Learning appeared first on eLearning.

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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.

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.

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.

Role of Enterprise LMS for Effective Sales Enablement

G-Cube

Fortunately, the solution is to equip the sales force with the right Learning Management System to deliver the right kind of services and training to help them grow and boost their performance. Performance Analysis.

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.

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.

Why your Business needs an LMS for Performance Support

ProProfs

I would suggest the use of performance support to extend formal training. Why Performance Support is Crucial for Organizations. Performance support is one of the ways to extend formal training to the employees while on the job and letting the learners know how to use their formal training to achieve results. Simply put, performance support is a tool basically that supports the performance of employees when it needs.

A richer suite of support

Clark Quinn

While it’s easy to talk about how we need to support the transition from novice to expert, it might help to be a little more detailed. While it’s easy to say that the role of formal learning wanes, and the role of informal learning ramps up, what are the types of support we might look to? As they start performing however, their needs change. At this stage we also need coaching and/or mentoring, and chances to communicate with our colleagues.

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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. So, when it comes to mentorship, we should not only seek out individuals to inspire and guide us, we should feel empowered to be the role model for others. Actively trying to be a role model can help you find what you’re looking for in a mentor.

The role technology plays in the knowledge creation process

Docebo

The following is part two of an excerpt from a knowledge brief by Aberdeen Group : the brief discusses the role that technology plays in the knowledge creation process and the ways in which Learning 3.0 Not only are Best-in-Class organizations significantly more likely to enable social learning via technology (see Figure 1), but they are also more likely than all other performers to support social learning through peers, and through coaching and mentoring by managers.

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Role of L&D in the 21C Workplace

ID Reflections

The impact of technology, globalization, ubiquitous connectivity, remote work and distributed work teams, and economy of individuals to name a few drivers have changed the face of workplace learning and performance dramatically. The more of the same task they performed, the more efficient they became. Repeatable tasks are performed more rapidly, with greater accuracy and more cost effectively by machines. This is the world of work that L&D must support today.

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Bridging the skills gap with mentors

Everwise

If businesses want to improve employee retention and secure a stable pool of future employees, they need to teach and mentor their young leaders. Millennials, in particular, want more than technical training and a salary; they want mentoring and career development. In fact, employee retention is 25 percent higher for those who engage in company-sponsored mentoring and coaching. Everwise mentors help employees grow and establish their own career paths.

MARGIE MEACHAM – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

You are an expert instructional design and performance improvement consultant who has been continuously inspiring the world to design better and meaningful learning experiences. MARGIE MEACHAM : I don’t aspire to blaming or crediting any tool for our own performance.

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Mentoring in Today’s Workplace: Another Layer of Training

ReadyTech

“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.”. Mentoring—when an experienced individual assists and guides a less-experienced individual—can greatly enhance one’s professional and personal growth. While training tends to focus on formal learning with well-defined learning objectives, mentoring is more of an informal relationship. Mentoring in today’s workplace.

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. Modern mentoring gives them a way to achieve that.

‘Black Mirror’ or better? The role of AI in the future of learning and development

CLO Magazine

As organizations continue to transform their businesses with ML, we should consider how AI can transform learning and performance. For example, an AI agent could identify that it’s been 90 days since the last performance review with one of a manager’s direct reports.

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Driving Performance Through Learning with Andy Lancaster

looop

Towards the end of 2019, David James spoke with Andy Lancaster , Head of Learning at the CIPD and author of the Kogan Page published book ‘ Driving Performance Through Learning ’, on The Learning & Development Podcast. For Andy, performance is not a contentious word.

Driving Performance Through Learning with Andy Lancaster

looop

Towards the end of 2019, David James spoke with Andy Lancaster , Head of Learning at the CIPD and author of the Kogan Page published book ‘ Driving Performance Through Learning ’, on The Learning & Development Podcast. For Andy, performance is not a contentious word.

Coaching Employees to Improve Performance

Unboxed

Coaching employees to improve performance starts with effective leadership. Employees respond best to motivation, positivity, and support – not micromanagement or intimidation. It’s difficult for employees to improve performance without detailed feedback on a regular basis.

The 5 Critical Steps To Establishing Business Mentoring Programs In The Workplace

TalentLMS

Business mentoring programs are one of the keys to running a successful business. For promising employees, getting involved in mentoring programs can do nothing but wonders. Having a mentor can accelerate the learning process through the mentor’s imparting of personal experiences, learnings, and insights on business endeavors. What is a business mentor? A business mentor is a more experienced, and usually a more senior, colleague.

Learning Vs. Performance -- The Dichotomy

ID Reflections

The focus has moved from “learning” to “performance”. Training wasn’t necessarily leading to the desired performance outcome anymore. It’s rapidly becoming evident that training will increasingly have a tiny role to play in workplace learning and performance. I will instead focus on few other aspects that we (L&D) miss out or don’t focus on enough when thinking of workplace performance in the Knowledge Era. That is, it has a direct impact on performance.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. 2) Understand the parameters of performance analysis.(KPI's True ROI is when you can let people know how the training has brought about marked change in performance. The discussion here has been immensely helful in not only providing me with different perspectives but also in clarifying the different roles and responsibilities of a learning consultant.

Accelerate Employee Performance Using the Learning Curve: Part 2 Information Overload

Infopro Learning

Information overload occurs in learners that have finally been exposed to on-the-job training for a new competency or role, and although they are continuing to learn and improve, there is too much new information to retain. Although information overload cannot be avoided completely, there are ways to ensure that this section of the learning curve can be shrunken and performance can be accelerated.

Re-thinking Learning and Performance from a Business Standpoint

ID Reflections

Yesterday, I wrote a post on Learning vs. Performance – the Dichotomy. It was more of a theoretical exposition on why learning doesn’t necessarily translate into performance, and delved into some of the psychological and behavioral aspects of the same. Why is it that learning and training don’t translate into performance? Why are employees still not performing as expected? It’s the business continuity and profit that are the yardsticks of successful performance.

How to Overcome Government Performance Management Challenges

Avilar

On paper, it looks like the federal government has the right formula for performance management – an ongoing cycle of planning, monitoring, developing, rating and rewarding employee performance. However, improving employee performance is a big initiative. It requires a culture of performance management where supervisors challenge, recognize and reward personnel all year long. The first phase of OPM’s performance management cycle is Planning.

Mentor, Coach, Advocate: Why Leaders Spending Time with Their Employees Pays Off

eLearningMind

In that short period of time, he acts as a Mentor, trying to get an understanding employees and providing a space for them to share ideas. Spending Time Mentoring Employees. At this early stage, new hires need solid mentors to put them at ease. Mentors first help familiarize mentees with company culture and then give sound advice as for how to get the most out of their careers. What good is all of this great mentoring and coaching if it’s never applied?

4 Simple Steps That Boost Workforce Performance

Avilar

High performing organizations understand that success depends on the knowledge and skills of their employees. They also realize that formal education doesn’t entirely prepare employees with the appropriate skills needed to perform optimally within their specific industry or organization. Performance management, project management, team leadership and application of business acumen are examples of these skills.