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For several reasons, our top management has asked us to consider introducing mentoring in the company. To this extent, I am looking for people in business (prferefaby other automotive businesses) who are willing to share best and worst practices with me with regards to developing and starting such a project. Looking forward to exchange with peers! Thanks in advance!
Inge Vandeurzen

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  1. Some tips

    I’ve experience of introducing mentoring/coaching, although not in the automotive industry. Here are some brief tips about getting started. If you want to talk about further off line please contact me at e-mail: [email protected] or pheon 01427 875156:

    I think you should aim to cover the following:

    – Leadership from the top: get the leaders of the organisation involved and backing the scheme
    – Purpose/Objectives: What do you expect the benefits to be to both mentors and mentees, and to the organisation?
    – Communication: clear plan for telling the workforce about this scheme, e.g. why it’s beneficial to individuals and the company, communicate successes.
    – Selection of Mentors: ensure they are selected because they have the right attitude and experience
    – Training: for both mentors and mentees.
    – Choice: allow the mentee to choose their mentor from a shortlist, rather than to
    assign someone
    – Role: have clear role descriptions for both mentor and mentee, ensure they
    understand what is expected of them
    – Monitor and Measure: set some critical success factors at the beginning and
    evaluate the scheme to see if these have been met. Develop/change the approach if
    – Escape Route: if a mentor/mentee just cannot get on, make it possible for them to end the relationship with “no blame” on either side.

    Good luck and best wishes


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