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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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