How to Leverage Generational Diversity
There are currently four generations in the workforce. According to Marna Hayden, president of the human resource company Hayden Resources Inc., 9 percent of the workforce is comprised of traditionalists, 46 percent is baby boomers, 29 percent is Generation Xers and 16 percent is Generation Y. Kennedy explains that diversity discussions should include generational differences. “Organizations that want to thrive in the future will need to have employees and managers who are skilled in dealing with differences along these and other dimensions, including generational diversity,” he says.
Different influences + experiences = distinct values and characteristics