As a training and development professional, stakeholders often immediately pose the following questions:
1. What are the benefits of implementing this program?
2. What is our return on investment?
3. How does this effort strategically align to the organizational mission, vision, values etc.
Emelo understands these high-demand questions that are asked by senior leaders and stakeholders, and immediately provides an outline of various organizational benefits one can achieve by implementing a modern mentoring program.
Increased Retention & Engagement
A modern mentoring program can help employees feel more connected to others, and therefore more engaged with the organization. This helps the organization as employees are learning more about other roles and conceptualizing how to move throughout the organization whether it be a promotion or laterally. This is critical, as we want to keep our most valuable assets, our employees!
Increased Collaboration & Innovation
We need to really chime in on the need for knowledge transfer, sharing of best practices, and drive creativity and innovation. A modern mentoring program supports these efforts because the reach is so broad and open that it allows for the creation of multiple learning networks, and drives away from the one-to-one top/down approach to learning that is very one dimensional in nature. Learners intuitively want to broaden their learning networks to maximize their learning potential. Modern mentoring strategically separates organizations from sub-par to cutting edge.
Creating a Culture of Learning & Agility
We don't want stagnate employees that are order takers. We want a workforce of employees that are doers and thinkers. This is why it is so critical to foster a learning culture within your organizations. Employees want to share knowledge and we need to leverage this opportunity. A learning culture helps to support lifelong learners that exist within our organization. Honing in on this opportunity will equip organizations to be nimble and flexible as they face challenges in a competitive and global market.
Food for Thought
Are there any other benefits you can identify that fostering a modern mentoring culture will produce?