Preferred Mentorship Styles – (Results of our LinkedIn poll)
Updated: Nov 13
In recognition of National Mentoring Day, celebrated annually on October 27, we asked our LinkedIn followers to vote on their preferred mentorship style. According to McCarthy Mentoring, eighty-nine percent (89%) of those who have been mentored say they will mentor others in the future.
This prompted us to ask our 209K+ LinkedIn followers for their feedback.
“What is your preferred style of mentorship?”
Poll options included the following:
Traditional 1:1 mentorship
Group sessions with mentees
We received a total of 333 votes with the results listed below:
Traditional 1:1 mentorship received the most votes with 71%, which is unsurprising. According to MentorcliQ.com, traditional 1-to-1 mentoring is the most popular type of DEI mentoring program style according to 38% of workers.
Peer mentorship came in second with 17% of votes.
Virtual sessions came in third with 8% of votes
Group sessions came in last with 5% of votes.
We’ve recently launched a mentoring course as part of our commitment to developing future leaders and creating a culture of learning. Mentorship programs are a key factor in the growth and unity of an organization, offering opportunities for fresh perspectives and personal growth. Mentoring is now #4 on a list of learning and development strategies L&D teams are looking at according to a 2022 L&D Social Sentiment Survey.
A mentor can be an excellent resource for personal and professional development, offering guidance, support, and insight to accelerate your growth and success. LinkedIn’s Workplace Learning Report states that 94% of employees say that they would stay at a company longer if the company invested in helping them learn.
Mentorship helps the mentor and the mentee to feel empowered, gain confidence, and may result in a promotion!
According to MentorcliQ.com, 91% of employees say they improved their competencies in subject areas based on their mentoring relationship, which aids in employee retention, engagement, and overall ROI for companies. According to a Gallup study, U.S. businesses lose nearly 1 trillion dollars annually to employee turnover and the cost to replace an employee can be up to 2x an employee’s salary.
Consider how you can make a positive impact in your workplace by seeking a mentor or mentee and contributing to creating a culture of learning.
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