Ellen Ensher reviews three components of organizational culture including: espoused values, basic underlying assumptions and observable artifacts, as well as discuss tips to make mentoring more than a program but part of the overall culture.
- "Culture eats strategy for breakfast"…says management guru Peter Drucker.…70% of Fortune 500 companies have formal mentoring programs.…However, many companies today are focusing…on developing a mentoring culture as well.…I'm going to walk you through Schein's model of culture…using Zappos as a best practice example.…This will give you a tool to help you make mentoring…part of your own organizational culture.…
First, ask yourself, what are your organization's values,…philosophy, and mission?…How can you bring these values to life through mentoring?…At Zappos, there are 10 core values,…which include being humble.…I spoke with Jon Wolske, a culture evangelist at Zappos,…yes, real job, about their mentoring culture.…According to Jon, being humble is remembering…what you've done in the past that worked and didn't work…and being willing to share it with others through mentoring.…
At Zappos, people can search for a formal mentor,…but it's just part of a culture…that employees provide mentoring to each other as needed.…
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- The benefits of formal mentoring programs
- The types and purpose of mentoring programs
- Designing a framework and a needs assessment
- Creating a mentoring culture
- Ensuring organizational support
- Choosing participants
- Training essentials for mentors
- Concluding and celebrating your program
- Evaluating your program
- Making your mentoring program last