There are now five generations present in the workplace, including traditionalists, baby boomers, Gen X, millennials, and Gen Z. This presents both positives (such as learning from one another and mentoring opportunities) and challenges (such as communication styles and work expectations). Whether you are managing a team or find yourself working with a wide age-range of colleagues, this article from BetterUp provides a helpful overview of the five generations and strategies for working with a diverse group of people.
“If your team has members of varying ages, understanding generational differences in the workplace can help you build a more cohesive and respectful environment. And being aware and empathetic of different work styles replaces implicit bias with better communication and team collaboration.”