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Workplace Loyalties Change, but the Value of Mentoring Doesn’t | Wharton

[Research Series] "Despite this sea change in corporate culture — and in some instances because of it — mentoring is just as important as it ever has been for younger workers looking to learn the ropes from more experienced employees..."

[From wharton.upenn.edu] “…Modern employees need mentors as much as Telemachus, especially in these times of corporate upheaval. One of the most notable shifts in the workplace in recent years has been the rapid disappearance of the prototypical loyal employee who would work 30 or 40 years for the same corporation and then retire with a gold watch and a pension. Many workers today hold positions at multiple companies during their careers, and may feel no particular loyalty to remain at any organization for any great length of time. By the same token, many companies feel no special loyalty to their workers.”

“Despite this sea change in corporate culture — and in some instances because of it — mentoring is just as important as it ever has been for younger workers looking to learn the ropes from more experienced employees, according to experts at Wharton and other business schools. Indeed, mentoring may also be more important than ever for organizations themselves, since linking up a mature mentor with a promising protégé is an excellent way to keep valued up-and-comers from jumping ship and taking jobs elsewhere.”


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