Magazine article Talent Development

Reverse Mentoring: Letting Millennials Lead the Way: Millennials Mentor Senior Leaders on Social Media Strategies That Promise to Ramp Up Business

Magazine article Talent Development

Reverse Mentoring: Letting Millennials Lead the Way: Millennials Mentor Senior Leaders on Social Media Strategies That Promise to Ramp Up Business

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Traditional mentoring involves a senior manager counseling a younger professional who is following a similar career path. But many companies are turning to reverse mentoring by asking their tech-savvy Millennials to school leaders on social media, mobile computing, and the cloud. In fact, a growing number of organizations have created formal or informal reverse mentoring programs, including such industry giants as Cisco, Johnson & Johnson, and General Electric.

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So, when property and casualty insurance leader The Hartford wanted its executives to become more fluent in the digital technologies its customers and partners were using, president and CEO Liam E. McGee implemented reverse mentoring partnerships.

According to Reverse Mentoring at The Hartford: Cross-Generational Transfer of Knowledge About Social Media, a report from the Sloan Center on Aging & Work in collaboration with the Boston College Center for Work & Family, The Hartford's reverse mentoring program began with a small group of Millennials who already were exchanging ideas about technology. These young workers were tapped as mentors to help managers expand their understanding and use of social media. …

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