Reverse mentoring

Reverse mentoring

Understanding the real benefits of learning from millennials.

By ROBERT KANYUA 

Millennials are corporate assets and “crown jewels” with the potential to generate value for organisations. As a leader, your organisations’ competitive edge and career may lie in leveraging the knowledge of millennials through reverse mentoring.

When we think of mentoring, we conjure up images of experienced executives with a higher age and rank, sharing ideas with some younger, junior and usually less experienced individuals. Experience is essential in organisations and more so in mentorship. Nevertheless, does an experienced executive have something to learn from a millennial with no business experience or visibility in the organisation?

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