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Beyond the Myths and Magic of Mentoring: How to Facilitate an Effective Mentoring Process, New and Revised Edition by Margo Murray

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Chapter Seven

Assessing Needs and Determining Organizational Readiness

This chapter assumes that you believe facilitated mentoring is a good, workable way to develop people. Now you have to decide whether it will work in your organization. To make that decision, you must first establish what goals, needs, or opportunities your organization is facing that convince you there is a gap that a mentoring process will fill; and second, determine whether the culture of your organization will support such a process. As the experiences related in previous chapters show, a successful facilitated mentoring process requires careful planning, commitment, and support. The steps outlined in this chapter help you determine your organization's readiness for such ...

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