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Sixty seconds on . . . reverse mentoring

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 20 November 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4887
  1. Ann Robinson
  1. London, UK

Sounds a bit dry

Hold your horses. The act of flipping traditional roles so that the more junior person acts as mentor to the senior person is gaining traction. It’s been described as a “social exchange tool for keeping Boomers engaged and Millennials committed.”1

Who’s responsible for this brainwave?

General Electric chief executive Jack Welch is said to have returned to the US after an overseas trip in 1999 and ordered his senior staff to find junior mentors who could teach them computer …

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