How to Make Reverse Mentoring Work for You

new_twitter_logoIf you’re an older worker and your company has a reverse mentoring program for younger employees to train you on technology, no worries there.

There’s no need to be concerned if you’ll look like a dinosaur. After all, the program was implemented for a reason. Per the New York Post though just be sure you don’t refer to social media as “the Twitter.”

In the piece, Greg Giangrande, HR executive in the media industry, writes:

“If your employer has set up the program, then presumably they’ve made it safe for getting those less familiar with current technology up to speed so they don’t become extinct. But if you don’t want anyone to discover just how technology-challenged you are, then it isn’t difficult to get up to speed outside of work on your own.”

So, yes you should feel comfortable getting schooled by fellow colleagues. Giangrande adds, “Just make sure you learn enough to understand common technology terms and usage.” That is, don’t talk about “the cloud” as a forecast for possible rain. As if.