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Close the Generation Gaps in Your Mentoring Program

Diane Thielfoldt

Today’s most effective mentoring bridges generations, pairing up employees of different ages to learn from each other. The good news about cross-generational mentoring is that when participants are different from one another, a greater degree of reciprocal learning can take place. The bad news is that a lack of understanding between generations can cause a real rift. How can you encourage that greater degree of learning while closing the rift? By helping mentors (and mentees) recognize and accept the other generation’s work style, expectations, and learning preferences. Read more in our recent article, “Mind the Gap: Dos and Don’ts for Bridging the Generation Gaps in Mentoring Relationships.”MindTheGap