Why are the mentor relationships only for 3 months?
Our aim is to create a structured relationship that promotes rapid development. Our hypothesis is that by limiting relationships to 3 months, both the mentor and mentee will be more committed to getting the most out of the period. It’s like a sprint with a specific outcome in mind rather than something that drags out over a long time.
Once the three months are up mentors and mentees can be matched with someone else with a new goal as the focus. Our hope is that connections made will be long-lasting so even once the mentor sprint is over, you will continue to have that person in your corner. This means four new authentic connections will be made each year, assuming an individual chooses to be a mentor or mentee on a continuous basis.
We are experimenting with the duration of the mentor/mentee relationship to find out what gets the best outcome for both parties.