A mentor is a defined resource for a more junior member of the team. Mentors are partnered with employees for a specified amount of time. They are explicitly not their manager, but this is a training ground for future managers.


It is extremely important to recognize that a mentor is not a manager. Rather, the mentee manages the mentor. This role was created so that both sides could grow: the mentee to become a stronger contributor and the mentor to develop in their teaching skills.



Touch points

Here are a few specific ways mentors and mentees should interact:


There are a few specific milestones a mentor could help a mentee achieve:

  1. Understandings around a new area of the business