Business Mentoring: Help or Hindrance?

Hansford, Brian C., Tennent, Lee, & Ehrich, Lisa C. (2002) Business Mentoring: Help or Hindrance? Mentoring and Tutoring, 10(2), pp. 101-115.

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In recent decades, mentoring has been identified as an important learning activity in a variety of contexts such as business corporations, schools, universities and hospitals. In this review of 151 articles relating to business mentoring, an endeavour has been made to clarify the positive and negative outcomes of mentoring programs for mentors, mentees, and business organisations. Although there was found to be a higher incidence of positive outcomes associated with mentoring programs, sufficient evidence suggested that the ‘dark side’ of mentoring does exist. In many cases where mentoring programs were reported to have negative outcomes, success appeared to have been jeopardised by lack of time, lack of training, negative attitudes of others, or poor matching of mentors and mentees.

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ID Code: 2256
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Mentoring, business, organisations, outcomes, impacts
DOI: 10.1080/1361126022000002428
ISSN: 1469-9745
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Mentoring and Tutoring 10(2):pp. 101-115.
Deposited On: 19 Oct 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2010 12:38

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