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Face-to-face, in person mentorship versus remote mentorship. Each version certainly has its unique advantages. Traditional in-person mentorships offer a great opportunity to develop a close personal connection. On the other hand, remote mentorship can leverage technology and offer the flexibility to overcome geographical constraints, creating opportunities across diverse locations and time zones.
While there will always be naysayers, in today’s flexible work environment remote mentorship is growing and is proving to be not only viable, but successful. Humanity’s ability to adapt to ever-changing environments and circumstances should never be doubted. Mentorship plays a crucial role in professional development, and just because you are working remotely or in a hybrid work model, it shouldn’t prevent you from seeking out opportunities to help push your career forward.
- Be intentional and proactive with your mentorship. Start by introducing a structure with clear expectations for both the mentor and mentee. Be deliberate and prioritize the relationship.
- Invest in your mentorship. As the saying goes, “time is money.” If you invest in your mentorship, you will most likely get a lot more out of the relationship. Being a mentor involves a lot of time and effort, and rewarding your mentor for all of that hard work will benefit both parties. The mentor will feel valued and respected, and will put their best foot forward, which will benefit the mentee immensely.
- Think outside the box and explore external options. Don’t just look internally at your current organization. Often an outside perspective can help us to grow in new ways. Their fresh take can help us see things that people internally sometimes cannot. It could be someone in the same industry, but at another company, or even someone in a completely different industry.
- Be attentive and minimize distractions. Find a distraction free area and try to eliminate any potential interruptions. Set your phone to “do not disturb.” Consider using an old-fashioned phone call and leaving your laptop in another room so you won’t be tempted with distractions such as emails populating while you are on a Zoom call. Take notes. Be 100% there when you are communicating with your mentor.
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