A re those whippersnappers in the office blogging, podcasting and otherwise Internetting circles around you or some of your veteran employees?
Maybe you should consider setting up a reverse-mentoring program, in which you pair young hires, who can offer fresh perspectives and new technology, with older workers, who can share their experience in corporate culture, work flow and decision making.
To establish an effective mentoring program, start by asking these questions:
What is the business reason for developing
What are the criteria for success?
Who is going to manage, coordinate and oversee the project?
Are there pairings we should avoid?
How often should the pairs meet?
Source: American Management Association, www.amanet.org .
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