Three Ways to Build and Support a Multigenerational Workplace

Written by Wall Street News on September 3rd, 2018. Posted in Five generations in the workplace, Generations speaker, Millennials speaker

There are currently five generations in the workplace, making our workforce the most age-diverse in history. While some employers worry about dealing with millennials in the workplace (those born between 1981 and 1996), it’s important to understand the strengths and values of all generations to ensure they all work together effectively. If you are currently managing a multigenerational workforce, here are three steps to create mutual understanding and communication among employees.

Know that All Workers Generally Want the Same Things

It can be tempting to lure Millennial workers with promises of unlimited work from home days or “fun” open office plans, but these promises can alienate older workers. What’s more, trendy perks are usually unnecessary. Anywhere from 35-40% of all workers across generations say that healthcare is one of the most important benefits to them. Another 23% of workers of all ages also value making a positive impact on their workplace. And