At McKinsey mentoring is regarded as a vital part of the development culture but is still not as common as it should be. To encourage it, several McKinsey offices now ask all associates at regular intervals which partners they view as mentors. Although a small number of partners were named by as many as a dozen associates, most partners were surprised to find that fewer than five had so honored them. These results were monitored for a year and shared openly at partners’ meetings. Attention to mentoring has increased substantially.
Source: “How Executives Grow”
Original Publication: The McKinsey Quarterly
Subjects: Human Resources, Leadership, Management, Organizational Behavior