It is not uncommon to have a mentor who is older and higher up the ranks but what’s definitely uncommon is having someone below your rank to mentor you. That is what is called “reverse mentoring”. The concept of reverse mentoring was championed by Jack Welch to encourage the senior managers learn technologies and latest workplace trends from the young employees. This practice is adopted by many companies and has another positive outcome of reduced turnover among young employees, who not only gain this as a purpose but also get more direct access to the senior management.
Did you know, Jack Welch himself was a mentee to a 20 yr old employee, who taught him how to surf internet.
So, now sharpen your mentoring skills for you never know who you can be paired up with. To read more of this article from Wall Street Journal, click here>>