This article reviews mentoring literature and presents the findings emerging from research into the dynamics of mentoring and how similarities and differences between mentor and mentee influence learning for both parties and the organisation. The principal organisations contributing to the research, Scottish Hydro‐Electric and Skipton Building Society, used different approaches to matching mentor and mentee. Theoretical models are developed from the findings that suggest that similarity will support the development of rapport whereas contrasts support learning. However, the importance of personal values should not be ignored.
Hale, R. (2000), "To match or mis‐match? The dynamics of mentoring as a route to personal and organisational learning", Career Development International, Vol. 5 No. 4/5, pp. 223-234. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000005360
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