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Mentoring: Reinforcement and Reward

In the work environment, how can reinforcement or reward be utilized to encourage positive action and outcomes from a mentor-mentee relationship?

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There is not better incentive at work, school, or home than a good reward! This is because rewards encourage a desired behavior in a mentee, and at the same time provides positive reinforcement from a mentor. People respond to rewards in a positive way. They want to do their best because they will receive something of value for doing so. Therefore, an effective reward program can positively boost the morale of an organization (or a school) by reinforcing desired good behaviors.

The mentor, therefore, from the start needs to establish a relationship with his or her mentees and verbalize what is expected of them in the classroom or the workplace. With ...

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This posting discusses the importance of mentoring reinforcement and rewards.