For the first time in the history of our workforce, the four generations are working together all at once. Or are they?
When employees’ perceptions vary on what it means to be accountable from one generation to the next, employers will be challenged with raising both team and individual levels of accountability. “There is a growing realization that the gulf of misunderstanding and resentment between older, not so old, and younger employees in the workplace is growing and problematic. It is a rift that will not heal itself of just go away…it is a problem based in economics, demographics, and world views that must be confronted to be solved (Generations at Work, Remke, Raines, Filipczak).” This situation presents two distinct opportunities that employers and employees need to be intimately aware of: