Managing multiple generations is challenging. But not managing them properly is a sure-fire way to bring your company’s progress to a screeching halt. Do you really
want to deal with misunderstood communication and the mistakes it breeds? Do you want to lose valuable input from talented employees? How do you feel about high-volume turnover?
Those employees newer to the workplace often feel that leaders focus on their lack of experience and don’t appreciate their efforts, while more mature generations can feel that newer employees lack respect and a traditional work ethic. Though the values and attitudes of each group can vary greatly, you don’t want to promote misconceptions, biases, and inherent conflict. If you aren’t putting any effort into finding and working with the unique strengths of each generation, you’re missing out.