The multi-generational workplace

The.Daily.Spoon

Don’t let money stop your dreams. 
Apply to our S
tudySoup Scholarships

THE MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKPLACE: YOUR DEFINITIVE GUIDE

I love millennials. I’ve built my career on helping companies successfully integrate younger generations into their workforces. I’ve defended millennials against those who seek to bash them, and I deeply admire their drive to improve the workplace for all of us.  I am happy to be a contributor to the many conversations—at conferences, in the media, and inside organizations—about “best practices for integrating millennials” or “how to attract millennials to your company.” 


What are the different generations in the “multigenerational workplace”?

While these conversations are important, it is also time to start expanding the conversation. It’s hard to believe, but the oldest millennials are actually turning 38 this year; they’re no longer the fresh-faced youngsters that many people continue to picture when they hear the “m” word. Taking their place as the new kids on the block are Gen Z, who are joining a workforce where not just the millennials, but Gen Xer and Baby Boomers are still going strong, with an assist from many Traditionalists still working today

Traditionalists (a.k.a. Silent Generation or Greatest Generation): Born approximately from 1922 to 1945; 46 million born in the United States. Baby Boomers: Born approximately from 1946 to 1964; 76 million born in the United States. Generation X: Born approximately from 1965 to 1980; 55 million born in the United States. Millennials (a.k.a. Generation Y): Born approximately from 1981 to 1996; 62 million born in the United States. Generation Z: Born since 1997; end date and the total number of births not yet determined.

Today, you never know what generations will be represented in any room you step into—every meeting with clients, new customers or colleagues; every networking event; every recruiting or interview conversation—could include people up to six decades apart in age and work experience. One telling statistic is that more than 40 percent of Americans today work for a boss who is younger than they are. That is a turning point in the workplace, which used to be extremely hierarchical, based on age. Now the most experienced or senior person is not necessarily the oldest person in the room.

Generations of generations!

$15,000 in Scholarships

Yes, you read that right.

As a company driven to help students succeed, we know that college is an important step along many career paths, and it can be an expensive one. Let us help you pay for school!

Apply today!

StudySoup Scholarships- Month of May Edition:

$2,500 Easy Scholarship: Submit a Petition or Share your Story
Deadline: May 31st

$2,500 Easy Scholarship: Help Friends Stress Less About Prom
Deadline: May 31st

$500 Easy Scholarship: Make a “Happy Eid” Card for Muslims in Your Community.
Deadline: May 31st

$2000 Easy Scholarship: Donate a Gently-Used Prom Outfit
Deadline: May 31st

Forget Loans!

Love our newsletter? Add elaine@thedailyspoon.co to your trusted senders list so you never miss out on cool info.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *