A well-run organization will have people of all ages working with one another sharing ideas and best practices. Having a wealth of experiences along with new ideas and create opportunities for both new perspectives and new learning experiences for all.
The best organizations that I have seen aren’t just giving lip-service to mentoring by having formal “buddy systems” in place. Organizations that really get “the wealth of ages” instill in everyone the kind of pride in working with one another and developing informal relationships.
I’m proud to have had mentors and mentees at every organization I have been with, and I can honestly say the best ones were the ones that came about because it was just the right thing to do, and not because we were told to do so.