|You already know
that people are different. Whether it’s personality, knowledge, or
skills, people’s ability to excel depends on how well leadership
understands them as individuals. With today’s workforce dominated
in large numbers by Baby Boomers, understanding generational issues is
as important as understanding other differences.
Today, many organizations find themselves with a substantial portion of the workforce that is more mature than their leadership. This trend will continue for at least the next decade.
|Different generations do not approach
life or work in the same way. According to the BridgeWorks Generations
Survey, for example, the majority of Baby Boomers plan never to retire.
They intend to keep working in some form or another for as long as they
can be productive. The way Baby Boomers versus other generations approach
retirement is going to look very different.
How does leadership manage these differences? How do you tap the energy that is available to you from your maturing organization?