Tuesday, February 23, 2016

What can the young'ins teach us?

No, no, let me show you, Ms Jones.
It's called reverse mentoring--young coaching older. Joe Eisenhart, senior VP of human resources, facilities, and philanthropy at Northwestern Mutual (writing on Forbes.com), says she recently asked a younger colleague to explain Twitter to her.

Apparently reverse mentoring has found its way into such companies as GE, Unlilever, Dell and Procter & Gamble.

Consulting younger workers brings fresh perspectives and a bridge between junior and senior.

Both sides benefit. The older people don't have to be such dinosaurs and the younger ones feel (and are) more respected.

Maybe the young IT folks won't ask first thing--Is your computer plugged in?

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