What would be the first thought that might emerge in front of your eyes if you hear those words above. Would it be experience v prentice or elder v younger may be teacher v student? İmplemented professionally Mentor Mentee process has served well to corporations in search of young talent for many years. Timely reconsolidation and understanding challenges thus providing inside advice and guidance is what has captivated mentees’ cogitation. Integration with HR recognition system has ensured potential capabilities to surface and empowerment enabled to follow proper career paths which will lead to personal as well as corporate welfare.
However things began to transform as internet steams, proceeds to grow as an equaliser in every aspect of life. Recently living, working, playing and learning has matured to be embraced in an online timeless proximity platform. I have addressed functionality of the platform in earlier articles.
Would this be a signal that would end Mentors role as a person of infinite wisdom and practise? Is mentees knowledge of conducting, navigating through the labyrinth becoming crispier? Whether consciously or by familiarity or by acquaintance mentees are able to deep dive right into immense data oceans and bring out the proper, correct results. Searching, for a minute needle in a hay stack, not only enhances observation skills, also improves differentiation effectiveness. Therefore as a result Mentees competencies evolve to identify whereabouts, thus enabling them as not only carriers or deliverer of packets of data but also being aware of the contents of the packages.
Well we have arrived at a discontinuity junction, it is a fundamental shift of a long lived successful paradigm. Mentees’ should now assume a new appearance and aspect to be ripened to reverse the course. İt is time for Mentors to be reformed and named as distinguished Mentees. I have a lot to learn from my junior colleges, and I don’t need to look no more they are all around me.
Age of the Mentees, moment is here, take your driver seat and ride through the mist. You already possess all the gadgets which you have mastered.
2020 08 14 Suat Baysan