It’s tough being manager. If you let it, the pressure and stress can build, eventually leading to early burnout. If this sounds like you, relax; you’re not alone. And, as Inc. magazine reports, one way to alleviate that stress is by becoming a mentor.
A recent study on the benefits of mentorship concludes becoming a mentor not only is an inexpensive yet effective solution in the quest to manage stress, but it also helps in being better able to express yourself while learning from the battles of others.
In short, the experiment followed police officers in England and Wales as they partook in a mentorship program designed to develop junior officers. While it’s generally known how significant a relationship like this could be for mentees, the research surprisingly also showed that mentors experienced lower levels of anxiety and described their jobs as more meaningful.