KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER MENTORING—PART 3 MENTORING AS A SPRINGBOARD FOR NETWORKING AND COLLABORATION
When positioning mentoring as part of a knowledge management strategy, most organizations focus on how skill- and role-specific mentoring enables leaders and experts to pass on experiential knowledge to younger, less experienced colleagues. As I described in the first two articles of this three-part series, structured knowledge transfer is a key aspect of mentoring's value proposition and one of the biggest reasons why KM programs should incorporate mentoring into their suite of approaches. Mentoring can become an effective catalyst to break down silos, build boundary-spanning professional relationshipsand improve the quality of collaborative interaction enterprisewide.
Bill Ives is a Partner with the Merced Group and serves as part of the App Fusions team. His Twitter id is billives, and he blogs at Portals and KM, The AppFusions Blog and The AppGap.