Why Mentoring Matters

Chronus

Mentoring is not limited to one style, format or place. And some mentoring relationships occur informally amongst networks. Sometimes, mentoring supports diversity and inclusion efforts. And sometimes, mentoring exposes young people to caring, involved role models.

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. And yet, the majority of people currently do not have a mentor or a coach. What is a Mentor?

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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

Maintaining a connection when we are socially distancing sounds like a paradox, but mentoring matters more than ever before. Remote mentoring delivers powerful and positive effects for displaced employees. Investing in mentoring can improve morale, performance and motivation.

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.

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. When seeking to increase the number of women in senior roles, it’s helpful to start with a look at hard numbers—how many women your organization employs, their roles and promotion histories and their pay relative to professional peers.

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. But there are already virtual human mentors and facilitators that can think and act like humans. This allows teachers or trainers to better understand the learner’s performance and orchestrate more effective personalized learning plans.

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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 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.

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 Difference Between a Coach, Mentor, and Consultant?

Your Training Edge

When determining the difference between a coach, mentor, and consultant, it is necessary to look at specific roles and functions. Second, we should look at the type of agenda or role the person has. The focus of the coach is in specific performance – for example, an organizational coach is usually responsible for increasing or improving performance in a given area. As we’ve already discussed, a coach is looking for performance and possibly teamwork.

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 Matters, Especially for Women and Minorities

CLO Magazine

One way to increase diversity in leadership roles is to improve mentoring opportunities for women and minorities. According to a new study by Heidrick & Struggles, more than three in four respondents said their most impactful mentoring relationship was important to their career development. The study’s co-author, Mark Livingston, said organizations with mentoring programs are viewed as more attractive places to work and retain employees at a higher rate. “I’m

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.

Discovering 3 new faces of mentoring

Matrix

Mentoring is definitely not a recent concept. The benefits of having good mentoring programs within the organization are great. Mentoring encourages the development of a corporate learning culture , a culture where employees take an active role in the dissemination of knowledge and best practices among peers. The new faces of mentoring. Group mentoring. Micro mentoring. Micro mentoring will help them achieve that. Reverse mentoring.

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. The role of L&D will continue to evolve and expand.

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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.

An Experienced Mentor on Building a Successful Partnership

Everwise

Though Frank never got paired with an official mentor, his supervisors early on filled the role in an unofficial capacity. Every boss I had was also a mentor, so I got some outstanding business advice,” Frank says, looking back. As much as he values the guidance he got from his bosses back then, Dreier does wish he’d had access to external mentors too. What do you need for a successful mentor/protege partnership? What do you enjoy most about being a mentor?

Mentor in a structured on-the-job training: the new kid on the block?

Matrix

Instead of apprenticeships that provide focus on the acquisition of all skills necessary for a role, a structured on-the-job training program will break down the role into subsets of skills and focus on the acquisition of those specific skills that the workforce lack.

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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Discover the benefits of a successful mentoring program

Everwise

With the world’s largest community of mentors, Everwise can help companies fill this gap. We’ve helped companies of all sizes create successful mentoring programs that can lead to stronger employee retention and engagement and help win over millennials. Why offer Everwise mentoring to your employees? Mentoring is associated with numerous positive career outcomes for protégés using the Everwise platform. Each mentee is paired with the perfect mentor. Mentoring

Driving Performance Through Learning with Andy Lancaster

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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.

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.

Coaching Employees to Improve Performance

Unboxed

Coaching employees to improve performance starts with effective leadership. Here we’ll describe and define the purpose of workplace coaching and share tips on how you can start coaching employees to improve performance. The mark of any good leader or mentor leads by example.

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.

The Role of e-Learning in Building and Managing Organizational Talent: A Case Study

G-Cube

Just as market data is critical for business development, understanding how people feel, think and perform is important for all managers as well as the higher-up stakeholders. It also detailed the process of conducting EOS in the organization and highlighted the role of the managers in making it a success. The mascot became the virtual mentor who introduced each section, giving the learner a clear idea of what to expect out of the course.

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.