There is a rather known secret in the art of apprenticeship. It’s a learning that has to be beneficial for both parties and it’s a relationship dependent on learning and teaching each other.
Reverse mentoring helps counter our natural tendency to be over-reliant on our own experiences. If you consider it, reverse mentoring makes a lot of sense.
For example, your younger workforce may know about social media but don’t have business experiences in an organisation. Senior leaders have that business experience but don’t necessarily have the social media knowledge or digital insights on the future. By learning and teaching each other, both have their WIIFM (“What’s in it for me”) fulfilled.
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