INTERGENERATIONAL TEAM DEVELOPMENT
Your employees may have experienced a manager who told them what to do, a manager who demanded a work-life balance or an employee who was very keen on personal development. These are typical examples of how different generations require things at different points in their careers. It is therefore important for organisations to relate to all generations and at the same time bridge the gaps between them.
Why is it important?
- Four generations are currently working together with the Babyboomers hitting retirement age in the coming years and Generation X and Generation Y (Millennials) taking over as the new leaders and Generation Z entering the workforce
- All generations come with a very different set of values and expectations of work
- Employees over fifty will account for almost one-third of the working age population by 2020 (BITC, 2017)
- Each generation has different values and expectations of their working life which are not always understood and valued
- Collaboration is key for a healthy and profitable organisation
How can we help?
- One to one coaching
Understand your own management style in relation to the four generations working in your organisation.
Explore the different characteristics of each generation using coaching tools such as Wheel of Life and the Core Quadrant Model by Daniel Ofman
- Team development
Find out the strengths and values of the individuals and teams and how to connect and involve each generation to create a high performing team.
Introduce reverse mentoring