We have a mentoring program, maybe you do as well. The question posed in this article is whether you have an environment that supports the process, as well as the concept, on an on-going basis.
The author has some very actionable advice addressing identification of the culture and then what can be done to set one up.
In the end, mentoring is something that happens day to day, not in formal one on ones. In fact, if you have a culture that does not explicitly address mentoring, you run the risk of wasting effort with one on one programs.
Mentoring programs alone won’t sufficiently engage or develop your junior talent, especially if your culture doesn’t encourage mentoring on a regular basis. What your company needs instead are mentors-of-the-moment.