Incorporating mentoring programs into your company culture
can enhance cross-departmental communication and collaboration while also
providing professional development for mentees and mentors.
When an employee has a mentor, it allows them to network
with senior level management who can provide them with tips, advice and
constructive criticism. Mentors can enhance their leadership or management
skills and help encourage professional development.
Employees who participate in cross-departmental mentoring
programs gain a more thorough understanding on how the company works as a whole
which also gives them more knowledge to bring to their customers.
This past year, REB has implemented a mentoring program that
enables our sales team to meet with our engineering and project management
team. The meetings cover everything from correctly measuring for rack system
elements to going over different design options.
Newer sales team members also accompany senior sales
executives on site visits to learn more about our sales process and what
questions customers can ask. With these practices in place, we set up our
employees to continue to learn and gain a better understanding for what our
– Lori L. Palmer, President, REB Storage Systems International