Mutual mentoring helps us to acknowledge that different kinds of knowledge exist within our organizations, and they all have value and importance.
Reverse mentoring democratizes learning; it takes the right to contribute and advise from the hands of the few and offers it to the many. The traditional approach to learning and development is top-down; reverse mentoring is bottom-up.
Many innovative organizations are exploring reverse mentoring: a method that takes mentoring and flips it on its head. In reverse mentoring, the mentee is the older, more senior leader, while the mentor is the more junior, often younger, employee.