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4 Tips for Creating a Generational Inclusive Workforce

Jun 26, 2019 by Tonia Morris 0 Comments

Creating a Generational Inclusive Workforce

For the first time in our history, we have five generations in the workforce, each generation bringing a different perspective and their own set of expectations. Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce, and employers must rethink their workforce norms.

As diversity grows with this generational shift, employers across the globe are challenged to adopt best practices for building and maintaining a generational inclusive workforce to attract and retain top talent in their organization.

In order to meet the needs of today’s workforce, here are four best practices to transform your work culture and build a generational inclusive workforce:

1. Leverage All Generations

Today’s workforce is comprised of five generations, each having unique qualities. It is important to understand these differences, learn how to best leverage the skills and strengths that each generation can offer, and work together as a team to ensure the company’s success.

2. Communication

Effective and efficient communication is essential in today’s workforce. Employers need to adopt different ways of communicating across each generation in order to reach members in all roles and at all levels within your organization.

3. Technology

Technology has been a disrupter for most organizations. It is essential to adopt technology and educate associates on your company's most essential technological tools to stream-line processes, increase productivity, and promote engagement among your staff. 

4. Employee Experience

Employees are looking for more than a job. They are looking for an experience. In order to build a workforce that is generational inclusive, employers must provide the cultural, technological, and environmental experiences your people (and prospective team members) are looking for.

It is very important to note that building a generational inclusive workforce is not just an HR or leadership responsibility—it is everyone's responsibility. The entire team has to be committed to understanding and working with each generation, communicate more effectively, and embrace technology to ultimately provide a positive and engaging employee experience for everyone.

 


To learn more on how to build a generational inclusive workforce and how to utilize these four best practices, join Tonia Morris at the 27th Annual Gathering of Games, where she will present an educational session on the topic. 

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Tonia Morris
Written by Tonia Morris

Age, wealth, culture, education …different approaches make it difficult to lead a team in the focused direction of good business. Creating the most frustrating and persistent organizational disarray is the struggle to understand and support co-workers from different generations. Because Millennials are in the middle of ‘arriving’ as the dominant generation, bridging gaps in understanding is critical to every organization. Tonia Morris comes from a human resources background and has researched, collaborated with industry leaders, and led focus groups with hundreds of Millennials to better understand their needs, behaviors, employer expectations, and career desires – and translate that information into working strategies for the new order of working together. Tonia, a proud member of the National Speakers Association, has worked with organizations in retail, government, education, financial services and information technology to understand the evolving workplace, and replace costly turnover, weak morale and engagement, and a generational disconnect with fresh ideas to help leaders in small-to-medium-size organizations attract, retain, engage, and inspire Millennials in today’s workplace.

 

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