Time Is The Biggest Challenge For Us
While certainly there are challenges like engagement among mentors and mentees or the lack of attention span with digital mentoring but at the same time connectivity has also increased and learning has been democratic.
While mentorship has traditionally been built on personal face-to-face connections with pandemic hitting us there is a change in the way we communicate and mentor. Digital mentoring has come with its own set of benefits and challenges.
Discussion on the topic of L & D Challenges is Digital Mentoring versus Shop floor Mentoring happened at BW People Learning and Development Excellence Summit on 28 November. The session was moderated by Abhay Shukla, Correspondent, BW Businessworld.
While reacting to the challenges faced by L&D Rajita Singh, Head-HR, Broadridge Financial Solutions India said "Time is the biggest challenge for us. Second, Courage, courage comes from trusting relationships you build, and lastly, it is a Virtual Divide that is how to get people's attention span that is needed."
While talking about the transformation observed in the training landscape; Aashish Chattoraj, CHRO, PayU said "The main aim of training and learning is how to make someone learn to deal with different situations or dealing with what they did in past differently.”
Emphasising the measurement of success of learning and development Raj Narayan, CHRO, Titan Company Limited said "At an organisation level success of any coaching and mentoring program is how effectively we have created role models and leaders" he also added "when retail and manufacturing was shut we use the time effectively to upskill our employees."
While reacting to the changes in learning and development Kavita Dasan, Head People Practices, ABP News Network said "Initially I remembered when I joined HR it was said If You are giving us payroll on time, the job of HR is done. It was this conventional but now it has changed. It is that if people are continuously learning if my people are not unskilled if our employees are skilled and relevant then the job of HR is done. "
With changing time there is a change in way of mentoring as well. While certainly there are challenges like engagement among mentors and mentees or the lack of attention span with digital mentoring but at the same time connectivity has also increased and learning has been democratic. So certainly, it will be interesting to see how this pandemic will shape the mentorship for decades to come.
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