Handling generational differences

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Intergenerational differences in the workplace is getting a lot of media coverage and most of the people talking about the relationship between generations are Boomers. Speaking about the differences is much more entertaining than talking about the similarities!

But if you talk to people in the field they will say: ‘Talent is talent; good managers are good managers.’ In every generation they are workers that you would prefer to see out than in your organization. The fact remains there have always been at least two generations and often three in any given workplace, in any given time.

The economy is shaping the business environment and a lot of the intergenerational conflict is the result of that economic experience. Put simply, Boomers expected to start at the bottom. Gen-Ys want to start at the top.

Source : Financial Post

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