Facilitating Protégé Career Development through Roles of Mentors in Software Companies


  • Balu L
  • Leena James




The success of protégé contribution in any organization
today depends more on the type of relationship that an
organization establishes with the support of mentors.
Research indicates that individuals who are mentored
have an increased likelihood of career success as a result
of the targeted developmental support they receive.
Mentors serve as trusted and significant advisors,
providing a sounding board for day-to-day issues
encountered on the job and alternative perspectives on
issues regarding both problem identification and
problem-solving. Mentoring can take on different forms.
There are many ways through which mentors can
improve the effectiveness of the mentoring process.
Qualities of mentors, skills of mentors and mentoring
methods have already contributed toward protégé career
development. In this paper, the author is making an effort
to assist the human resource department on how protégé
career development can be achieved through the new
roles of the Mentors, in the near future. By practising new
roles, mentors in organizations can facilitate healthy
relationships between the levels of management and in
turn, try to achieve individual goals and organizational

Author Biographies

Balu L

* Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Christ University, Bengaluru, India;

Leena James

Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India, Christ University, Bengaluru, India;




How to Cite

L, B., & James, L. (2017). Facilitating Protégé Career Development through Roles of Mentors in Software Companies. Ushus Journal of Business Management, 16(2), 53-69. https://doi.org/10.12725/ujbm.39.5

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