My answer to What are the expectations of junior leaders from seniors?
Answer by Ken Larson:
Teaming them yields exceptional results. It can be a dynamic, two way street.
“The most successful organizations pair experienced personnel on a staff basis with junior ones as models.
Each has individual assignments and reports to the boss but the senior party is the example in the process/experience-driven aspects of the job and is available to answer questions.
The younger individual infuses the older one with energy and new ideas much like osmosis. The result is a hybrid of old and new that works and has been put together by a team.
The approach works extremely well, imposes on no one, results in the young and old learning by observation, satisfaction and recognition for collective efforts and reduction in the boss’s work load. A win-win all around.”