Role of the Protege's Manager
The manager's role in employee development is ongoing and not modified by an employee's participation in a mentoring program. Mentoring is a development tool at the disposal of the organization. Managers have the essential role of supporting the learning process by encouraging on the job exploration while also monitoring continued responsibility for performance. Managers fulfill a stewardship role in terms of day to day direct authority and capacity building, while mentors provide a broader and longer view that creates a path to the futrue for the protege. This is a triad relationship. Manager -- Protege --Mentor.
Line Manager Responsibilities
- Providing personal feedback to employees concerning values and expectations.
- Cultivating individual abilities both for the current job and for future opportunites.
- Supporting and designing learning assignments in partnership with the mentor and protege.
- Endorsing experimentation in a way that applauds new approaches and permits the possibility of mistakes.
- Asking question to encourage discussion of what is being learned and how.
Created: Sunday, January 19, 1997, 11:32:27 AM
Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 1997, 11:32:27 AM