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Mentoring is an entrenched relationship between colleagues at the workplace for growth and learning purposes. One of the colleagues is the mentor, experienced and skillful enough to give advice and guidance. The other one is the mentee, who has a big dream for himself and wants to learn and improve their workplace performance. Mentorship programs are undoubtedly imperative to have at the workplace to retain the best employees, personal development, and more productive, engaged, and motivated employees.

 

On that premise, the following article presents the importance of having a mentor and the number of benefits that come with it.

 

Importance of mentorship to the mentee

The mentor’s crucial role is to teach his or her mentee how to be more trustful of themselves when making important decisions that allow them to reach their goals. A good mentor also teaches his or her mentee to be confident enough to eliminate the need for assurance and approval from other people. The mentee will gain self-trust, self-confidence, and self-awareness by working with the mentor. Mentees also find greater job satisfaction, inspiration to improve performance, workplace satisfaction. They are more likely to be promoted and have more company loyalty by working with a mentor.

 

Importance of mentorship to the mentor

For the mentor, on the other hand, mentorship also offers a host of benefits. Studies have shown that mentorship increases the mentor’s self-confidence, enhances his or her communication skills, makes them more satisfied at the workplace, has more loyalty to the company they work for, and feels fulfilled with their work. In addition to that, people who work as mentors have experienced, time and time again, lower levels of stress and anxiety and felt that their jobs are more meaningful afterward.

 

Importance of mentorship to the company

The positive results of mentoring on the company include having a solid and diverse company culture where employees share knowledge and are satisfied, engaged, and loyal.