Well, its yet another day and yet another challenge. I wonder if Mentoring is going to be a roller coaster ride considering the fact that i always believed that it perhaps will be a smooth sail:) Great expectations! “Initiative is key. Anybody who wants to be somebody is going to work as hard as they can to fulfill that dream.” Well, am unsure which of the three i want- initiative, work or a dream:) i guess three's company in my journey- so am going ahead with initiative, work and DREEEEEEAM
As i returned home today post my mentoring engagement study, i wondered if the location of a mentor and mentee really impacted the engagement. I had a couple of relationships which tilted towards my phrase :) "nearer the better" So, how does the proximity factor affect a mentee? Well, its just the fact that your mentor is "somewhere around close by" and is "available" probably that comforts the mentee. Being in the same location as the mentee has proved advantageous in deepening the bond in a short period of time. The comfort factor is certianly higher in a mentor-mentee who are in the same vicinity in the workplace. More Thoughts, more Learning ,more Sharing, more Caring and more Achieving - the CLASS values of MindTree... what i also realised today is that creating comfort for the mentee at an emotional level matters- creating magical " mentoring moments" These moments have to be genuine, complete and lucid. Creating an experience for the mentee is what makes the engagement great. and what better way to do that than "being there" for the mentee in the neighbourhood at work?