Understanding, Managing Mulitple Generations in the Workplace

March 21, 2024 | From HRCalifornia Extra

by Mike McCluskey, Senior Technical Editor, CalChamber

With the youngest of the Silent Generation approaching 80 years old, it’s feasible in today’s workforce to have up to five generations all working under the same roof, so to speak.

The youngest generation in the workforce — Generation Z — has radically different ways of seeing technology, professional life and society as a whole from their older coworkers in the Silent Generation, baby boomers, Generation X and even millennials (aka Generation Y).

In trying to satisfy multiple expectations from multiple generations — which is no easy feat — managers and HR professionals must walk a fine line. But keeping a few key points in mind can help make the most of the multigenerational workplace.

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