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Five benefits of reverse mentoring:




                                                                                                                                  Getting up to         Integration           Improved             Fresh ideas        Strengthened
                                                                                                                                date with recent          between            organisation                               leadership
                                                                                                                                      trends            the different           culture                              skills across the
                                                                                                                                                        generations                                                      business



















                                                                                                                               Tips on making the most out of your reverse mentoring:


                                                                                                                               •      Choose someone who will push you out of your comfort zone
               Have you used reversed mentoring?                                                                               •      Encourage the relationship to be casual as you would in a normal mentoring session




               79% of voters have not used reversed mentoring.                                                                 •      Set your goals

               With the many benefits reverse mentoring offers, it is surprising to see not many                               •      Trust your mentor
               individuals are utilising this method.
                                                                                                                               •      Be open with the each other




               What is reverse mentoring?
                                                                                                                               Mentoring relationships should not be restricted and even if you think you know everything,
               It is a great opportunity to bridge the knowledge gaps between different                                        there is always more to learn. A great pick of the day was shared on the DPG Community
               generations in the workplace. As the saying goes, the older you get the more                                    recently, ‘A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there’, using reverse
               knowledge you gain, however with technology changing daily, this isn’t always the                               mentoring you can further develop yourself whether you are the mentor or the mentee.
               case.

               Reverse Mentoring is being introduced into companies who are implementing
               technology at a fast pace and by doing this it gives the next generation a chance
               to develop their leadership skills. An example of this is when the social media
               platforms took over the Millennials mentored Generation X.

               Very shortly it will be time for Generation Z to mentor the Millennials on the latest
               trends.


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