From Reverse Mentoring to collaborative community's emergence: A career capital perspective

Abstract : The spread of corpoworking initiatives is increasing within companies. Our study is situated in a French corpoworking space created to enhance digital transformation. A Reverse Mentoring program has been launched in this space to support employees throughout the transformation process. Therefore, this research examines, through a career capital framework, the relative role of Reverse Mentoring on developing knowledge and building collaborative community. Using a qualitative single case study approach, we found that Reverse Mentoring can build a new form of knowing that we refer to as " collaborative knowing ". This outcome seems to influence the emergence of digital collaborative community in the corpoworking space. We conclude by emphasizing different outcomes of the reverse mentoring program for reverse-mentors and reverse-mentees. Scope Reverse Mentoring (RM) is an alternative form of mentoring (Kram & Isabella, 1985), offering an innovative way to encourage learning and facilitate cross-generational relationships. It involves mentoring of a senior highly experienced employee (reverse-mentee) by a younger less experienced employee (reverse-mentor). Not surprisingly, most of the studies focus on the advantages of RM to transfer technological skills throughout corporate settings. RM has also been perceived as a social exchange tool which leverages the expertise of reverse mentees-mentors (Chaudhuri & Ghosh, 2012). Despite the considerable literature on traditional mentoring, little has been written about RM in the workplace. According to our knowledge,
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Manel Dardouri. From Reverse Mentoring to collaborative community's emergence: A career capital perspective. 2nd International Symposium of the Research Group on Collaborative Spaces, Jan 2018, London, United Kingdom. 〈hal-01758226〉



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