Mentorship must therefore play an integral part in the development of people, and together with carefully selected training programmes, must lead towards improved productivity within the organisation.
Mentorship is all about relationships - a relationship between the mentor and the protégé. Education, skills and knowledge play an important role in this relationship and can include every facet of life, i.e. physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, social and administrative development.
Mentor relationships must have a high-level of mutual respect, trust and affinity, all of which contribute to the effectiveness of the mentoring process.