If you’re reading this, you’re curious about how your organization can be one where all employees can thrive in in their work teams without encountering age or generational biases.
The issue has never been more pressing. In a recent AARP study, 83% of employers said that creating a more multigenerational workforce would drive their success and growth. They believe that their organizations need to do more to maximize the full potential of an age-diverse workforce. In fact, these executives highlighted age as a top area of diversity management that requires the most improvement.
This creates major opportunities for employers, who now consider it a key business strategy to address the needs and unleash the synergies of a workforce that can span as many as 5 generations. Given conventional wisdom that employees leave managers and not organizations, a valuable tactic is to provide managers with training on how to successfully lead a mixed-age team.
You’re holding a powerful toolkit that you can use to leverage your manager training initiatives (onboarding, new manager training, and ongoing supervisor training) to build the careers of your employees across all ages and career phases. You don’t have to be the CEO or head of HR to use this toolkit. You can use it as a supervisor of a team, a supervisor of other managers, a senior leader, or someone in the HR, DEI, CSR or L&D teams. The tools here can be used by organizations of all sizes, from 5 employees to over 25,000. They can be adapted for organizations with all types of employees, and across all industries.