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The Role of the Mentor in Transforming the Organisation

Audrey Collin (Leicester Polytechnic)

Management Research News

ISSN: 0140-9174

Article publication date: 1 May 1992



This paper will argue that one explanation for the continuing interest in and application of mentoring programmes in organisations is that mentoring contributes significantly to the meaning‐making process within an organisation. Approaching the transformation of organisations from a social constructionist perspective, ‘the organisation’ is interpreted as a continuing process of organising; that is, a process of continuous and shared meaning‐making through interactions among organisational members. Responding to rapid and massive changes in the workplace, organisations are constructed and reconstructed through the development of new and appropriate meanings: mentoring is being harnessed in formal programmes to facilitate the ongoing meaning‐making process.


Collin, A. (1992), "The Role of the Mentor in Transforming the Organisation", Management Research News, Vol. 15 No. 5/6, pp. 28-30.




Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

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