Reverse Mentoring

I love this idea around Reverse Mentoring. Creating a safe place where Millennials and Baby Boomers can gain a true understanding between themselves is an awesome idea.

I might need to use some of these ideas in my team…

Well written Carl (https://theknowledgebiz.wordpress.com)

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Reverse Mentoring

Traditional mentoring involves someone with greater experience developing a less experienced person, with its origins often cited as being in ancient Greece from where the term is derived.

During the pre-industrial age, when craft work was the norm, mentors would typically be master craftsmen that would support apprentices on their professional journey, i.e. apprentice – journeyman – craftsman – master craftsmen. Such journeys would often culminate in membership of a professional guild … and an attendant responsibility to mentor the next generation of craft workers. Such practices were well suited to a world in which technological, social and intra-generational change progressed at a slow pace and the skills and practices learned by one generation were relevant to the world occupied by successive generations.

Reverse Mentoring is a relatively new concept brought about by:

  • The rapid (inter-generational) evolution of new and emerging technologies, and
  • A separate but related acceleration…

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