Top 10 Best Practices for Bridging the Multi-Generational Gap
The workforce is currently hosting a 'Clash of the titans': four generations are attempting to coexist and cooperate in the workplace. Managers are forced to find ways to overcome communication differences, work-style obstacles and the technology gap in their organization.
We asked survey participants to tell us how their employer builds bridges between employees from different generations.
Top 10 best practices for bridging generational gaps:
1. Initiate conversations concerning the generation gap at all levels of the organization.
2. Educate managers and employees on the different generations in the workplace.
3. Match different generations represented in your company with customer base.
4. Reward employees based on productivity and performance, not seniority.
5. Educate and train employees to know how to best approach and communicate with employees from different generations.
6. Offer appealing benefits that apply to employees of all ages.
7. Train managers and leaders how to lead teams and departments with men and women from different generations.
8. Present various forms of training and tuition reimbursement for employees of all ages.
9. Establish a mentorship program where older employees teach younger employees.
10. Encourage and establish multigenerational teams.
Source: Profiles International