"Every generation needs a new revolution.” – Thomas Jefferson
On May 16 at 3 p.m. ET, We Know Next conducted a lively and insightful #NextChat discussion on "Creating Generational Engagement with Reverse Mentoring" with Next Official Blogger, Microsoft's Ross Smith and his reverse mentor Prem Kumar.
Ross and Prem shared their experiences with reverse mentoring and explained how leaders should think differently about managing multiple age groups.
Reverse mentoring helps to remove stereotypes. It also increases employee engagement, trust and collaboration. As Ross tweeted, "It's all about exposure to different thinking, which helps spark creativity and innovation for all."
Does your company have a reverse mentor program in place? If not, take a look at the tweets below and get some tips on how you can begin to break down the generational silos at your organization.
In case you missed it, there are more great chats ahead. Please join us on May 23 at 3 p.m. ET, for #NextChat with special guest, Next Official Blogger and "Cynical Girl" Laurie Ruettimann for an enlightening discussion on "What's Holding Women Back?"
Until then, here are some highlights from this week's chat: