As we head towards the New Year and think about our New Years resolutions try setting one to have a Millennial Mentor.
Mentoring is traditionally thought of as top-down or older-younger mentoring, but this barrier is being regularly being broken now with mentoring working as an equal arrangement and skills learning.
Millennials coming into businesses are growing up with the latest trends and technology, and it is second nature to them. For those who are of an older generation, its often a learning path to get up to speed with the latest trends and technologies.
For some people their mentors are at home in the form of a family member, for others this could be a Millennial who is in your business.
A conversation on twitter I was having around Digital Mindset @SuzannBalog Replying to @Max_Hemingway – Talk to a millennial – my son said last night ‘gosh mom, you had to learn this stuff…I don’t even think about cuz I grew up with it in my hands ‘
This can be a two way mentoring setup with you learning about the latest trends and technologies from today’s young people, whilst they learn business skills and how a business could adapt and use the trends and technologies.
You may already be mentoring and your mentee could become your next mentor.