Saturday, October 24, 2009

The 360 of Mentoring: Me in the Media

The 360 of Mentoring: Me in the Media:


Yay or Nay - Number Targets??

Its one of those days when i have the time to reflect and restate my thoughts. The recent weeks have seen me have a different target- increasing my participant count of mentors and mentees in MindTree for the MentorMe program. I keep mulling- is this focus contradictory to having smaller number of effective participants? Well, i have discovered another solid reason to focus on numbers:- having a sizable population to project and potray to the rest of the organization. What this means is having say 3-5% of minds ( in MindTree, employees are addressed as " MindTree Minds" in the program can actually see a trajectory that enables a faster move towards our core objective of the program, which is establishing a "Connect" across minds in the organization and ensuring that there is a "one on one, focused, experiential learning " for participants. With increase in numbers, it translates to increased word of mouth branding, networking, richer experiences, greater group learning, increased program momentum- not to forget the "Testimonials"

So, it brings back thoughts of - Should Corporate Mentoring Program Administrators have Number targets and the answer is " Of course YES"