I’ve lost track of how often I’ve heard and read: employers can’t find enough qualified candidates to fill in vacant positions.
One solution to this is to create team mentoring programs within organisations to grow and develop existing employees to meet current and future skill demands.
Team mentoring is when a few people with different skill sets, expertise and roles mentor one person. The mentee gets the benefit of years of experience and an array of skill sets while the mentors develop their own leadership, communication, and technical skills.
There’s no better way to improve at something than by coaching, teaching, and mentoring someone in that same task.
When putting together a team mentoring program, keep the following things in mind:
If you’d like help putting together a mentoring program just send me an email.
Some teams have brilliant programmers. Other teams have excellent marketers. Still others have team members with an exceptional breadth and depth of experience. All of these interesting balances and mixes of skills, talent and drive. Some lead to innovation, others don’t. The question is why?
Why is it that so many companies have talented individuals and the company lags behind in innovation?
Leadership is often a listed a key component. That’s very true. Teams and ideas flounder without solid leadership. In addition to leadership, I think there needs to be underlying mechanisms that support creativity. There’s a need for structures to be in place to support the mixing and mashing of ideas, experiences, skills and opportunities.
You can have all of the ingredients of the salad but no bowl to put the salad in. Without a bowl, you have no salad.
What are some structures needed to have innovation?
Innovation is as much about talent as it is about how the culture of the business supports employees’ creativity and curiosity.
Allo there ~ I'm Renée and this is my blog on leadership and business development. Here I explore the nexus between leadership, conflict resolution, networks, innovation and prosperity.