Coaching and mentoring can provide an array of benefits for organizations of all sizes, especially small businesses. When conducted in an efficient and productive manner, coaching and mentoring provides employees a way to connect, learn and grow within the company and along their own career paths.
Coaching and mentoring involve pairing experienced professionals with employees that could use help adapting to the environment and culture of the workplace. This can include pairing a mentor with new employees to help them settle into the surroundings and get off to a good start. Coaching often comes into play when a new employee or current employee can benefit from personal guidance on specific job duties, processes or responsibilities. Small businesses can also use mentors to help develop other employees along with a specific career path, such as management.
On an organizational level, coaching and mentoring can provide a…
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