Written by Danielle Hess, DiversityInc
Today’s workforce is in a unique position where there are five generations working together, whether it be in-person, remotely or both. And while there are challenges to managing a multigenerational team, there are also opportunities.
The five generations currently in the workforce include:
- Traditionalists (76 to 99 years old)
- Baby Boomers (57 to 75 years old)
- Generation X (41 to 56 years old)
- Millennials (26 to 40 years old)
- Generation Z (25 years old and younger)
Some of the challenges of a multigenerational workforce include employees having different relationships with organizations, authority, work styles, etc. For example, when it comes to working styles, Traditionalists very much follow the rules and only want to fix them if something’s broken. Baby Boomers want a structured organization but will challenge the rules, yet they are cautious about change. Gen X is flexible but wants to change the rules, Millennials are flexible but want to make the rules and Gen Z wants balanced rules but is used to change.
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