Junior staff, even interns, used to be hired to do the most menial of tasks – do Powerpoint slides, make a cup of coffee. Today, they are also expected to become mentors to their bosses, reported the New York Times.
Many companies are now realising that the generation gap is so big that even supervisors in their 40s may need tips from millennial workers on how to navigate the new digital landscape, and have set in place ‘reverse mentoring’ programmes.
Indeed, learning is not defined by age. In our multi-generational workforce, there is much that we can learn from each other.