Mentoring is most often defined as a professional relationship in which an experienced person (the “mentor”) assists another (the “mentee”) in developing specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the less-experienced person’s professional and personal growth. Every professional can benefit by having a coach or mentor or both because they can help you to see your blind spots.”
The value proposition for Mentoring
Given the fast pace of change both within organisations and in the environment, organisations cannot rely purely on formal structures for the continuous development of its people. Mentoring provides an organisation with the opportunity to adapt to rapid changes where learning is not reliant on formal programmes only. Where learning takes place in real time and translates to actual improvement in tasks performed, the organisation has the advantage of not only coping with the changes but continuously delivering at the level of performance required to meet organisational goals on a sustained basis.
Nickolette Assy, M.Phil. (Coaching) (USB) and i-Coach, MDX, Executive Coach