Amey Launches Reverse Mentoring Programme

Lyndsay Laird, Senior Media Manager
27 October 2016
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Leading engineering and support services provider, Amey, has launched a new ‘reverse mentoring’ programme which flips traditional mentoring on its head ahead of National Mentoring Day on October 27th.

The programme, in which senior managers are shown what operational employees do on a daily basis, is expected to deliver a wealth of benefits including improved employee engagement and communication, resulting in more innovations and efficiencies across the business.

The reverse mentoring scheme helps leaders explore in more depth some of the challenges faced by front line employees, while the mentor has the opportunity to have their thoughts and ideas listened to by someone in a more senior position than themselves, and to be recognised for their contribution.

The scheme is also designed to support the company’s inclusion agenda in an industry where the workforce has a rapidly changing demographic profile. It helps managers and employees from across the business gain insight from a diverse range of people who will have fresh perspectives and ideas, as well as alternative skill sets as new learning and technology is developed.

Coral Taylor, Inclusion Business Partner at Amey said:

“As a business, we want to deliver the best, most efficient services possible for our clients at the same time as providing an inspiring and collaborative workplace for our employees.

“Reverse mentoring will help us to access more innovative ideas and new ways of working, as well as encouraging shared learning across our business so we can continually improve our workplaces and the services we deliver.”

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