|Object Name:||BAE Systems Mentor Program Plaque|
|Year of Manufacture:||2008|
|Location:||Awards Cupboard 1|
Emerging Leaders Program
Mentoring has become very popular in modern companies; many of them set up formal arrangements whereby “old hands” help novices learn the ropes. Research on junior to midlevel professionals shows that such programmes enable them to advance more quickly, earn higher salaries, and gain more satisfaction in their jobs and lives than people without mentors do.
Most Leaders of large organizations have had the benefit of mentoring—and other developmental activities such as stretch job assignments and leadership programmes—during their careers. But their arrival at the top suddenly narrows the available and appropriate options. BAE Systems introduced a scheme to give these senior staff a Mentor. These Mentors are role models who have “been there and done that.” They can offer timely, context-specific counsel drawn from experience; wisdom; and networks that are highly relevant to the problems to be solved.
This Plaque was presented to those who undertook the mentoring role.