Generations in the Workplace

For the first time in history, there are five generations in the workplace: The Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z. Different generations each bring to the workplace different perspectives, values, and work styles, which can sometimes lead to misunderstandings and conflict. However, this unique scenario can also have positive impacts if organizations can harness the diversity of the different generations.

To maximize productivity and ensure a positive working environment, it is important for employers to understand each generation’s unique strengths and weaknesses.

“We can’t expect the world to get better by itself. We have to create something we can leave the next generation.” – Gwen Ifill