Reverse mentoring is a growing workplace trend. I’m Laurie Edwards-Tate with “LifeCycles.”
We normally think of senior employees mentoring junior people. But many experienced workers need help learning new technology and social media, and keeping up with workplace trends. So senior managers are paired with younger employees. They learn the skills they need to stay cutting edge. Younger employees learn about management and have access to powerful decision makers.
Companies also say these programs reduce employee turnover, strengthen teams and raise morale. Reverse mentoring was first developed at General Electric. It’s now in place at Hewlett Packard and Cisco Systems. Why not try it in your company?