Basic Course Forum
When Millennials began to enter the workforce in the mid-2000s, employers struggled to engage this indecisive group (i.e., job-hoppers). At the same time, they also battled the threat of a labor shortage due to the impending retirement of an aging baby-boomer workforce (Chaudhuri & Ghosh, 2012). Organizations began to combat both issues by embracing intergenerational learning programs focused on the strengths of each group (Gerpott et al., 2017; Greengard, 2002). One strategy that has proved valuable in popular press and among companies, although fairly absent from academic literature (Kaše et al., 2019; McCann, 2017), is reverse mentoring.
Frey, T. Kody; TATUM, Nicholas T.; and Cooper, Troy B.
"Using the Basic Course to Prepare Digital Natives for New Role as Reverse Mentors,"
Basic Communication Course Annual: Vol. 33, Article 18.
Available at: https://ecommons.udayton.edu/bcca/vol33/iss1/18