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Letting younger employees take the lead

Reverse mentoring harnesses the innovation potential of a multi-generational workforce.

IT CAN WORK BOTH WAYS: Reverse mentoring pairs older executives as mentees with younger employees as their mentors. This has proven to be an effective approach to bring older, experienced employees up to speed for the benefit of the organisation.

BE honest. If you were in charge of governing innovation in a bank, who would you entrust the leadership of innovation to: "the old guard" who seek and strive for stability, security and predictability or the younger "fintech trailblazers" who can help to combat the big bang disruptors that...

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