TrainingZone – Milko can Duijl – 6/22/17
[Ed. note: Milko can Duijl is a General Manager for UK and Ireland at CA Technologies]
Mentoring programmes are a great way to attract and motivate ambitious employees and help improve retention and productivity.
The mentor has the benefit of experiences they can share and the mentee brings a fresh perspective to the senior leader. I’ve recently been participating in a mentoring programme with a colleague, Patricia Boffin.
However, this is a mentoring scheme with a twist: it’s a new reverse mentoring Programme CA Technologies has introduced.
In this instance, Patricia is mentoring me. It’s a reversal of the traditional role of mentor and mentee. Patricia is a Support Delivery Manager: a high-potential employee, somewhat younger than me, and of a different gender and ethnicity. Reverse mentoring involves her coaching, advising and sharing her diverse personal and professional experience for my benefit.