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Career Connection: Socialization and Mentoring(TEAM B)MGT/312NOVEMBER 13, 2017WELLINGTON WILLIAMS
IntroductionApproaches to utilizing socialization and mentoring to advance an individual’s careerHow socialization and mentoring can help minimize resistance to change using the contingency approachUsing socialization and mentoring to help people embrace these changes as a part of career advancementFeldman's three-phase model of socializationThe six socialization tactics
Socialization and Mentoring for Career Advancement
What is Mentoring?“Mentoring is defined as the process of forming and maintaining intensive and lasting developmental relationships between a variety of developers (i.e., people who provide career and psychosocial support) and a junior person (the protégé, if male; or protégée, if female)” (Kinicki & Fugate, 2015, p. 508).Mentoring involves the guidance of experienced individuals teaching inexperienced ones to pass on knowledge and understanding of specific subjects.
SocializationOrganizational socialization describes how people learn to fit into a new organization or job. It is a process by which an individual learns appropriate attitudes, behaviors, and knowledge associated with a particular role in an organization. The general theory asserts that people who are well socialized into an organization are more likely to stay and develop their careers with that organization. This is a critical process for individuals pursuing successful careers and for organizations building effective workforces ("Organizational Socialization", n.d.)Reference: Organizational Socialization. (n.d.). Retrieved from -socialization/
7 Major Benefits of MentoringGaining from your mentor's expertise.Receiving critical feedback in key areas, such as communications, interpersonal relationships, technical abilities, change management, and leadership skills.Developing a sharper focus on what you need to grow professionally within your organization or elsewhere.Learning specific skills and knowledge that are relevant to professional and personal goals.