by FutureLab | 2 June 2021
1. Cultivate higher self-awareness
Self-awareness is all about getting feedback and allowing you to see the effects of your behaviours and skills on others.
With a higher level of self-awareness, you can reflect and self-analyze more effectively which makes setting development goals for continuous improvement that much easier.
2. Practice giving and receiving feedback
Getting feedback is crucial for self-development. But giving feedback is a practice that is just as important.
Through a two way feedback system, both mentors and mentees can better identity weaknesses and strengths in the relationship that can help both parties reach their respective goals.
3. Continuous learning loop for both mentor and mentee
Through the practice of feedback, mentors and mentees are able to plan and decide what can be done next to bring greater value to relationship in the coming future be it new opportunities, in-depth knowledge or just a different perspective!
This is because mentees feel more supported in their decisions and career path and mentors experience improved self-esteem and confidence from helping others achieve their goals
5. Positively impact career development
Through a career progression comparison of approximately 1,000 employees over a 5-year period by Sun Microsystems, it's been found that mentees are promoted 5 times more often than those without mentors and mentors themselves are 6 times more likely to be promoted. (Source)
Convinced that mentorship could really bring value to your development? Wait no longer, sign up with FutureLab today to find yourself a mentor!