Previously published as: Training Strategies for Tomorrow
Online from: 2003
Subject Area: Learning and Development
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|Title:||The importance of mentoring for individuals and organizations: Mentoring: a mutually beneficial relationship between mentor and mentee that serves to create strong organizational ties while offering networking opportunities|
|Source:||Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 24 Iss: 3|
|pp:||27 - 30|
|Keywords:||Culture, Mentoring, Networking, Professional education, Training, Trust|
|Article type:||Literature review|
|DOI:||10.1108/14777281011037281 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – Reviews the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoints practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies
Design/methodology/approach – This review is prepared by an independent writer who provides context and commentary.
Findings – Mentoring is not a recent concept, in fact the word “mentor” comes from the ancient Greek tale of Odysseus who entrusted his son's education to his friend, Mentor. However, the value of mentoring is becoming increasingly recognized, not only in terms of individual job satisfaction and career progression but also because of the impact mentoring can have on the achievement of organizational goals.
Practical implications – Provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world's leading organizations.
Originality/value – The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.
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