Employers are on to something and schools should take note. Mentoring programs in companies have led to early promotions, high compensation, and superior job performance evaluations. Technology has helped the proliferation of these programs by freeing employers from the restraints of place and allowing employees to connect based on similarities rather than proximity, anywhere and anytime. According to Clayton Christensen Institute's Anny Chou, schools could use similar technologies "to reach beyond their immediate communities to tap into a wealth of experts who are skilled and interested in mentoring." Read other things schools can do to emulate the network effect taking place in the workforce.