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Add a twist to employee development with Reverse Mentoring

Not every mentoring program has to be formal and top-down. In fact, we often recommend that our clients set up a “do it yourself” version called Reverse Mentoring, which leverages cross-generational relationships. Reverse Mentoring expands individuals’ skill sets and opens their eyes to some positive generational differences.

Take for example, a mentoring relationship between Dave, a 24-year-old delivery person, and Jennifer, a 50-something sales manager. Pair them up, and soon Dave is coaching Jenny on social media knowledge she might need to improve her job performance, while he gains insights into her leadership role — something members of the Millennial generation value very much!

You can learn more about “Reverse Mentoring” in our new 2-part article that appeared in the January and February issues of the Electrical Distributor trade journal. Click on the image below to download parts 1 and 2 in a single PDF file.
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