Congratulations. Your mentoring program received high marks this year. Training sessions were packed. Website usage tripled. The degree of satisfaction with mentoring matches surpassed last year. You’ve received a ton of accolades. But are these high marks enough to declare your mentoring program a success? (more…)
The expression, “what gets measured gets done,” has become a favorite, if not familiar refrain, when it comes to measuring results. Measurement keeps a mentoring program focused and on track. It provides direction and parameters, and targets areas for process improvement. It adds value and credibility to a program and is a factor in achieving its long term sustainability.
And yet, when it comes to mentoring program results, measurement frequently gets put on the back burner. How is that possible? Why is it that mentoring measurement is so easily dismissed? (more…)