Tackling 4 Key Challenges of the Multigenerational Workforce

It is an exciting time to be in the workforce. We are working in the largest multigenerational workforce environment in our history. There are great opportunities, but also challenges.

Working today often means joining a team with a range of ages. A millennial may manage you, but you may still work with Generation Xers and baby boomers. As more boomers work past retirement age and as tech-savvy millennials continue to graduate and enter the workforce, the stark differences in the values, communication styles and work habits of each generation are becoming increasingly pronounced.

“Every person comes into the office with different life experiences, perspectives and views, which is valuable to the company,” said Amy Casciotti, vice president human resources at TechSmith Corporation, a business and academic software product company. “[Having] varying perspectives of seeing the world helps you to see more of the landscape and your company’s spot in it, and that’s a great thing.”

How do you create and manage a cohesive team? Here are the biggest challenges in the modern work environment and how to deal with them head-on.