Mentoring is a time-tested, cost-effective developmental tool an organization can implement to facilitate the sharing of skills, insight, knowledge, and experiences. It can provide many benefits to all those involved. A mentor can have a major impact on a protege’s professional career and this can encourage employee engagement which consequently increases employee retention and productivity.
No matter how hard people try, their personal problems can sometimes spill over into their work lives and affect their productivity and professionalism. Employees struggling with relationship problems, job insecurities, financial worries, substance abuse, physical illness, grief and other matters can feel overwhelmed. When this happens, their emotions and behaviors may affect their performance — and the performance of everyone on the team.