A Generational Divide? 5 Ways to Manage Boomers and Millennials in the Workplace
Jeff Mandel’s article “A Generational Divide? 5 Ways to Manage Boomers and Millennials in the Workplace” was featured in the Orlando Business Journal on May 21, 2015.
Several decades ago, we might have thought it outside the realm of possibility that someone in their mid-60s still would be working. But following the recent economic downturn — coupled with longer life spans, healthier employees and an often more rewarding work environment — employees are opting to work into their 70s and even 80s, ensuring there are several generations of employees working alongside one another at any given time.
As a result, different generations have differing needs and expectations, and these factors can collide to create an uncomfortable work environment.
In the article, Jeff provides managers with a few tips on how to ensure their workforce is working together in harmony, in spite of generation gaps.
- Get a grip on the nuances
- Communicate differently
- Back to basics
- Mix and match
To read the full article, please visit Orlando Business Journal.