Every generation believes the one that follows it knows everything, is lazy and disrespectful. In the workplace, these perceptions are are magnified.
The New Zealand population and workforce is ageing rapidly, and projections from the Government cite the number of New Zealanders aged 65 and over to continue to increase over the next 40 years.
This means that the mix between generations in the workforce will be greater than ever, which can be a challenge when it comes to management. So what are the implications of this, and how can they be overcome?
The shifts in New Zealand’s demographics mean that inter-generational conflict is almost guaranteed. Learning how to handle the nuances and idiosyncrasies of up to four generations in the work place (Gen Z, Gen Y or Millennials, Gen X and Baby Boomers) will become an essential skill.
The Adecco Managing Multigenerations Report takes a comprehensive look at the recruitment, management and retention a dynamic multigenerational workforce.
Among the report highlights are:
The causes of inter-generational conflict in the workplace, such as generational stereotypes.
Best practice on managing different generations, and the resolution of inter-generational conflict.
Tips on understanding the nuances of each generation, and keeping everyone in the workplace engaged.
An exploration of what each generation values in a working environment.
How New Zealand compares globally in terms of an aging work force and its management.