Mentorship programs can motivate your employees, develop their leadership skills, and improve productivity. But setting up an effective mentorship program isn’t always easy.
In fact, there are many limitations on the traditional mentorship model. The programs of the past, which paired an older employee with a younger one and spanned the course of the latter’s career, can be difficult to scale. Furthermore, if a mentor isn’t a good fit for a mentee, the experience can be disappointing and ineffective for everyone involved. For these reasons, the mentorship model of old is in dire need of an update. Fortunately, new models are emerging to bring mentoring programs into better alignment with the needs of modern organizations—especially those that are in early stages or experiencing rapid growth.