One of the most important factors in business success is a learning culture where employees willingly share skills and knowledge1. Mentoring circles encourage employees to do just that. A mentoring circle is a peer-to-peer mentoring format that enables employees to find peers who share common interests or learning objectives, and develop and learn together as a group. In the process, participants become more engaged as they learn and bond with employees across the organization. Since they are employee driven, mentoring circles require less administration and are highly scalable.
With mentoring circles, you can:
Engaged workers are more customer-focused and profitable, and less likely to leave their employer.
– Stein and Christiansen
Mentoring circles have many moving parts, which is a lot to manage, even for a dedicated administrator. With Chronus software, mentoring circles are low-touch programs requiring only a couple of hours of administration per week. The mentoring circles marketplace automatically reflects changes in circle availability, which means employees can join circles and drive the learning experience without creating manual work for the administrator.
This unique setup gives motivated employees an avenue to grow within the organization, and allows employees to find a circle topic that engages them.
It’s vital organizations provide women development in the manner they crave: a community of support and that connects them with those around them.
Not every mentoring program needs software, but as your program evolves, you’ll likely encounter mentoring program growing pains that software can soothe.
1 Bersin by Deloitte, 2014