How to Connect while Working From Home using Mentoring

Posted by Kim Wise on Thu, May 14, 2020 @ 08:00 AM

There’s an old adage that goes: 'You don’t know how much you love her until she’s gone.' Well, the same goes for the everyday and mundane things like going to the grocery store, giving out high-fives at the beach and sitting down at a restaurant.

In this time of crisis, human connection is now more important than ever. As far back as we can track our history, humans have always been social and thrived in groups. Not only are people experiencing major changes in their social lives, but every American has been impacted professionally by the pandemic. The massive wedge being driven in on human connection has forced organizations to come up with ways for employees and members to maintain connection.

How can leaders act quickly to foster those connections and ensure people feel supported? One way is to introduce a virtual mentorship program to create personal relationships from afar. Every organization will face unique challenges during this time, but they all consist of people and human connections play a vital role in organizational survival and prosperity.

Employees across the world are being impacted:

  • 10% Drop in Employee Engagement during a crisis - Gartner
  • 15% Increase in desire for recognition during a crisis - Gartner
  • $3.5 Billion cost lonelier workers to employers - New Economics Foundation

How Mentor Resources Supports Virtual Mentoring

Many organizations are shifting to remote work. Ineffective use of video conferencing presents operational challenges, but also creates employee disengagement which leads to decreases in individual productivity.

Very few organizations are creating engaging remote channels for their employees to connect with one another virtually on any meaningful level. This is where Mentor Resources comes in.

Our mentoring software and programs are designed to connect people from all levels of any organization and bridge geographically gaps by leveraging the internet and software. Mentors and Mentees can use our cloud based platform to hold guided, supervised and productive mentoring sessions where tangible results are achieved not only for program participants but for the organization.

During this time of crisis mentoring can be a valuable anchor for both participants and employee engagement can be boosted. Remote mentoring creates a safe space for deeper conversations where people can be totally honest. Through sharing and mutual problem solving, mentoring can develop new approaches for dealing with unprecedented circumstances, as well as provide advice and support.

Mentoring Software enables not only mentors and mentees top benefits through virtual connection, but organizations will benefit as well when employee engagement and culture are boosted.

Mentor Resources can help any company to leverage technology to create tailored career development programs that are cost-effective. Our mentoring software - Wisdom Share is a cloud-based program that is simple and comes with guided workflows. Included are tools for administrators to attract, enroll, connect and guide participants. We also provide analytics to ensure you can monitor your employee development program and easily see ROI metrics.

Reach out to us today for Free Demonstration of our software.

 

Topics: virtual mentoring, online mentoring, Things to do when working virtually, Work From Home