Everyone Has Something to Learn


Everyone Has Something to Learn
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 the program?
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 .

BUSINESS TRENDS

SPONSORED REPORT

2018 financial reporting survey: Challenges and trends

Learn the top reporting challenges that emerged in a survey of more than 800 finance, accounting, and compliance professionals across the world, and compare them with your organization's obstacles.

PODCAST

How the skill set for today’s CFO is changing

Scott Simmons, a search expert for large-company CFOs, gives advice for the next generation of finance leaders and more, including which universities are regularly producing future CEOs and CFOs.