A guide to reverse mentoring and how can it benefit your team?
Enlisting junior employees to teach senior colleagues, may sound like a radical idea, but that’s exactly what reverse mentoring is. Everyone has skill gaps, some are tangible, for example, digital skills. Whereas others are more nuanced and can include soft skills, such as listening and communication.
There are many benefits of reverse mentoring, and employers often notice it has a positive impact on diversity, inclusivity, and engagement. This is why lots of corporations are implementing reverse mentorship schemes within their organisations.
In this article, we:
- Define what reverse mentoring is and how it came about
- Outline reverse mentoring benefits
- List the steps you can take to create your own reverse mentorship programme
- Describe the challenges of reverse mentoring and how to overcome them
- Name companies who’ve embraced reverse mentoring