Performance and Learning Objectives for Mentoring Program

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Performance Objective 1: To be able to perform at least part of each major employee's job efficiently, as well as to understand the exact role each of these employees plays. Major employees will host workshops occasionally on a one-on-one basis with each employee and coach them on performance management and some of the other most rigorous parts of their particular job.

Learning Objective 1: To learn a portion of each major employee's job. This way, all employees understand the company better, but also are able to perform the duties of others, if necessary. Learning Objective 2: Learn about each fellow employee's unique experiences with performing the major employee's jobs, so that they may gain a deeper understanding of both the major employee's job, and their fellow employees.

Performance Objective 2: Ensure that Company X retains a constant flow of both information and feelings between all employees. Employees should regularly have rotating consultations one another and prepare a list of strengths and areas of improvement for the employee they will meet.

Learning Objective 1: Employees should be able to give advice to one another and be more informed about not just on their own performance appraisal, but how their performance is perceived by their fellow employees. Learning Objective 2: Employees should be able to modify at least some of their actions or behaviors from the criticisms and praises of other employees.

Performance Objective 3: Company X will set up computer software that will teach each new employee not only the basics of the organization and its values, but some of the informal practices and unwritten rules of the company.

Learning Objective 1: To attain knowledge about the basic aspects of the company such as the mission statement, what they do, and the role the employee plays. Learning Objective 2: Understand the inner workings of the company, including fewer formal details about it.

Performance Objective 4: Employees are proven to work better when they have a clear understanding of a company's mission and methods (Clampitt, 1993). To this end, employees must be able to perform the most basic tasks of each major employee group in company X.

Learning Objective 1: To attain knowledge about each individual area of the company, such as PR, hiring department, etc. Learning Objective 2: Gain an understanding of the role each section of the company plays in the grand scheme of things, and, through that, gain a better understanding of the company as a whole.

Performance Objective 5: Each new employee to Company X will be knowledgeable about each individual senior employee's roles and duties, as well as important information about the actual function their job performs. To do this, each senior employee will write up a multi-page document that lists these important roles, duties, and important information, and an employee will receive a copy of each senior employees’ paper. This helps the employees to gain camaraderie before even beginning work, while also informing the new employee about the nature of each senior member of Company X.

Learning Objective: An employee should be knowledgeable on at least a basic level of all of the major levels of performance at the company, thanks to the employee essays. Learning Objective 2: The employee will meet with these senior employees briefly and discuss and questions or nuances of the essays, and also give the senior employees the opportunity to ask the new employee any questions they may have.


Clampitt, P. G., & Downs, C. W. (1993). Employee perceptions of the relationship between communication and productivity: A field study. Journal of Business Communication, 30(1), 5-8.