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MENTORSHIP ASSIGNMENTINDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENTSTUDENT NAME:FANSHAWE COLLEGEBUSINESS-HUMAN RESOURCESMGMTONLINEPROFESSOR:RUNNING HEAD: MENTORSHIP ASSIGNMENT
ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONWHATISMENTORSHIP? HOWISITDIFFERENTFROMCOACHING? WHATARETHEBENEFITSOFHAVINGAMENTORSHIPPROGRAMATANORGANIZATION?ARETHEREANYDISADVANTAGESTOINCLUDINGAMENTORSHIPPROGRAMATANORGANIZATION?A famous American actor, Denzel Washington, once said:“Show me a successful individual, and I’ll showyou someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living—if you doit well, I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor”(Wise, 2020).A mentorship can be defined as a two-way relationship between two people, where more experienced andsenior individual connects and pass his/her knowledge, expertise, connections, and other meaningful things theylearned throughout their career to a younger, less experienced individual within a certain field (Oshinkale,2019). A mentorship relationship is established through what is now known as a mentorship program. Anofficial and specifically created and designated program aimed and recognized by an increasing number ofcompanies and organizations as a productive and effective way of passing the torch of knowledge andexperience to junior and less experienced employees. It is used to motivate, encourage, and stimulate personalgrowth and development.Traditionally, such programs never officially existed. Mentoring was more an independent and willinglytaken decision by the senior employee to help, assist, and guide a prospective employee on his way up thecorporate ladder. Such mentors would identify and recognize the potential in a co-worker and take a personaland honest decision to help shape his growth and development in the company. These kinds of decisions werenot completely unselfish. The most critical decisions are ones created at the top of the hierarchical pyramid.Knowing this, most senior and executive staff members saw the mentoring process as a great investment into2
the organization’s future. Junior employees will gain from acquiring more knowledge and experience and byseeing the general interest of mentors as a confirmation of their potential, values, and contribution invested sofar. On the other side, the company will prosper by having more knowledgeable, confident, and effectiveemployees ready to step in and make better decisions regarding their professional growth. As such, and due toits benefits, the mentoring process evolved and is now officially present and implemented through the existenceof mentorship programs described earlier. In a way, we can say that a mentor-mentee relationship is a win-winrelationship expending boundaries and investing in the future, as human capital is the biggest investment ofthem all.

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