When millennials, baby boomers and Gen X work together it means that you’ve created a multi-generational workplace. But, is this a bad or a good idea?
Today’s workforce accommodates people from three different generations, forming the so-called multi-generational work environment. This is evident in almost every business as you commonly see employees from different generations, with different skills, qualities and needs working under the same roof. Apart from the Baby Boomers, there is also Generation X and Millenials who represent the newest members of the labour force.
While you might think all of these different groups working together is harmless, evidence suggests otherwise. As this insightful infographic from Mid America Nazarene University says, a staggering 75 percent of managers agree that managing multi-generational teams can be quite challenging. Even though having people of different ages working together allows a variety of opinions to be heard, this makes it tough for managers to handle a team. A recent report from Workfront explains that this may be because these generations have very different opinions as well as expectations of themselves and each other.
Have a look through this infographic to find out how you can manage your team efficiently and help your business succeed. Feel free to share any thoughts in the comments section below…