MENTORING: FAIL-SAFE PLANNING

There are several reasons why formal mentoring programmes don’t succeed. Lis Merrick explains how you can avoid the common pitfalls Why do mentoring programmes fail? Here are my top nine problems to watch out for when designing and running a programme.   Poor planning Ensure the programme is linked to the organisation’s strategic HR or L&D objectives. Don’t set up a programme just because it’s a ‘good thing to do’. Emergent, organic, informal programmes are always a mess, miss most of the potential benefits and do not create engagement. You must plan carefully to achieve robust formal mentoring. Poor selection […]

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