Teamwork, pair work.
Master Yoda says to Mace Windu, during Qui-Gon Jinn’s funeral in the Phantom Menace: “There must always be two, no more and no less. A teacher and an apprentice”. His reflection opens the door to the importance of working in pairs, the fruitful relationship between experience and the impetus of those who are beginning the journey. Yoda, as an excellent leader that he proved himself, understood the value of mentoring and the benefits in the growth process of any organization.
Work in pairs or business mentoring is a work philosophy aimed at enhancing the professional development of people in the corporate sphere. Teamwork and professional development are part of the values and objectives that Hypernova Labs shares as an organization and has built spaces so that working in pairs is the gateway to all the talents we receive.
What is mentoring or work in pairs
Returning to Star Wars, a subject that is always fascinating and contains great wisdom, the figure of the mentor and the apprentice is always present in the story. The more experienced Jedi or Jedi Knights understand the importance of helping the younger and inexperienced as they begin their path in using the Force. Not only do they know that it is their duty but they take great pleasure in doing it, for the contribution it implies and the mutual learning in the process.
And in our world today, there is not much difference when talking about peer work or mentors and apprentices. Mentoring is a practice aimed at developing their potential and knowledge in people, through the figure of the mentor who advises, teaches, guides and helps the apprentice throughout the entire process.
It is based primarily on the experience of the mentor and his ability to transmit knowledge and guide his apprentice towards the achievement of his objectives. But it is necessary to make an important difference here: it is not coaching or technical training. It focuses on transmitting the vision of the organization, offering tools to overcome initial obstacles and encourage those who start the path to develop their potential and express their ideas.
There is no single type of mentorin
Depending on the conditions in which the work in pairs is established, there are different types of mentoring. In general terms, we can distinguish three basic types:
Mentoring one to one
It takes place between professionals of different generations but with much in common. They are usually agreed upon according to the needs of someone who wishes to learn from someone with more experience in an area.
Mentoring for new members of the organization
It is one of the most successful modalities today among companies that want to strengthen their new talents and make their entry a fascinating experience. It is usually structured around personnel with experience in different areas who guide new employees for several months within the organization.
Mentor-mentee pair work as a modality when hiring new staff has been shown to increase employee satisfaction and the development of human talent.
It takes place between professionals with similar abilities but specialized in different areas. Its objective is the exchange and training of both parties in a complementary way, beyond the formal roles they occupy.
There is a variant that is reverse mentoring in which the apprentice guides and educates his mentor in areas in which he is not proficient. It is a process that breaks down generational barriers and greatly expands the sense of cooperation among the members of the organization.
Hypernova Labs and working in pair
Teamwork is one of the premises of our company. We want that spirit of cooperation, empathy and leadership to be reflected in what we do on a daily basis and in each of the solutions we offer to our customers. It is for this reason that we are faithful believers in working in pairs with each of our new talents.
Each new talent is received in our organization with enthusiasm and is mentored by another experienced professional, who will be their tutor for the time necessary for them to start flying with their own wings.
The work in pairs in this process aims to:
- Facilitate the learner’s understanding of their role and responsibilitie
- Understand the purpose of the business and its vision
- Offer the freedom to inquire about everything that has doubts and contributes to its development
Understand what the learner organization expects
- Complement, with the experience of the mentor, the training of the apprentice in order to promote their professional development and contribution to the organization.
The contribution of peer work to our organization
The benefits for Hypernova Labs of this work model are innumerable. Among the most important we can highlight:
Increased trust between members of the organizatio
The fact that relationships are established, beyond the established roles, of cooperation and professional growth, strengthens the trust between the members of the organization, regardless of their hierarchical position.
Facilitates the process of identifying the employee with the mission and values of the organization
The close bond that is established during peer work with new talents makes it possible to build and strengthen identification with the mission and values of the organization. a company whose human capital feels identified becomes more solid and productive.
Faster in assuming responsibilities for new talent
new talents join faster and with a better disposition to fulfill their responsibilities
Improvement in the effective communication of its members
The transmission of information and knowledge under this scheme facilitates and optimizes internal communication processes.
Create a memory of the organization
Every business has a history of success and failure associated with it. The fact of turning the process of training and preparation of new talents into a mentoring, person to person, allows to build an organizational memory that is transmitted from person to person. An exchange of experiences between generations within the organization.
“Do it, or do not, but do not try”.
We are not trying to do something great with our talents. We simply do it daily. We have no doubts about its potential. We bet on their training and constant development, we guide them towards success and the rest is in their hands.
The quality of our solutions is undeniable proof of the success of our philosophy: group work, pair work.
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