Mentoring can drive business goals

Programs part of organizational strategy to replace retiring managers, develop new leaders, support knowledge management and cut turnover
By Catherine Mossop
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/12/2004

Many mentoring programs are introduced into organizations with great fanfare, energy and enthusiasm. Since mentoring can be one of the most rewarding ways of human development, the excitement can be contagious and far reaching.

However, programs not linked to the organization’s strategic direction soon lose momentum and die.

The most important step in designing and implementing a high-impact learning initiative is to take the time to think through how a mentoring program is linked to business strategies.