Managing Generational Divides in the Workforce

Getting the best from your people means more than just motivating them as individuals. You also need to find a way to get them to come together as a team. However, it can be a challenge because no two people are exactly the same. One of the biggest barriers to unity in the workplace is the generation gap. Your employees are likely to include people of all ages, and their perspectives and personalities can vary widely. For example, Baby Boomers are more likely to prefer phone calls to communicate, while Gen Z prefer text messages.

Building a multi-generational workforce where all of these different work styles and backgrounds work together effectively doesn’t happen overnight. However, with some proven strategies, it can be done. For example, setting up a peer mentoring program gives older employees the opportunity to teach their younger colleagues while building bonds between them. It is also important to gather feedback from all employees to understand all perspectives.

Building a successful team means accepting what each generation brings and finding ways to integrate them successfully. To learn more about the generation gap in the workplace and how to overcome it, read the accompanying resource by Goodwill Car Donations.

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