The Meaningfulness of Mentoring

Mentoring has a wealth of benefits, both for the mentor and the mentee. Despite this, the vast majority of workers don’t have one. According to Forbes, only 36% of workers have one, despite 76% agreeing that mentors are valuable. It’s unclear exactly why this is. Perhaps some people don’t know where they would find a mentor or what qualities they should be looking for in them. It could also be the case that people are wary about asking for help, based on a belief they don’t need it or that asking for it would be a way of burdening someone.

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Originally published at on June 9, 2021.

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