What is Mentorship?
Mentorship is a pairing of individuals that allows a lesser-experienced individual to gain insights into specific pathways toward success from a more-experienced individual.
Other Common Names
Other common names for mentorship include:
Key Properties of Mentorship
A mentoring relationship can be either formal (many organizations have formal mentoring programs to match less experienced employees with someone who has experience or expertise in a particular area) or informal (think of someone you meet regularly for coffee to discuss issues at work).
Here are two core properties of mentorship:
- A supportive relationship
- At least one person in the relationship has experience or knowledge in a specific area