Essay on Mentors Case Study

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Business 318
Case Study 3
Generation Gap: Mentors and Protégés (Chap 13 ) pg 442

1. I believe in order for a mentor program to be successful there should be a formal type of structure with support from all levels of management. I believe that employees who are going into the mentoring program as either Mentees or Mentors should also be motivated individuals who choose to participate and not instructed to do so. If I were building a mentoring program I would first start with a formal structure that would have a set up of expectations as a mentor and a mentee of what is expected from both parties. I would complete a match process for mentors to mentees that would use a character/trait comparison of what accomplishments both have and
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2. First establish to my management that this person is not my friend and instead focus on actions I have done compared to what that colleague is saying. I would also go directly to my manager and say that I feel I am not being treated fairly by this individual and I would also try to show all documentation given by that colleague to indicate how they have been engaging in a backstabbing manner.

3. Ethically speaking I do not believe political backstabbing should be used and I do not see any manner in which it would be justifiable. In my opinion your actions speak louder than your words, so if you use political back stabbing as means to gain power or more authority it does catch up to you one way or another. Either through management realizing you are not an effective leader or demotion because the company does not allow for political backstabbing.

4. I think that the individual who continues to use backstabbing or other illegitimate behaviors began to lose trust of other colleagues. The company itself may receive a bad perception or may also receive bad public relations if individuals in the organization are found guilty of criminal action, then the entire company is viewed as an ‘un-ethical’ company. I believe that by