Saturday October 24, 2020

Valuing the wisdom of the ages

To get the best results from your workforce, it's important to capitalise on the different strengths of its multi-generational make-up, writes Gareth Naughton.

15th September, 2012
Clare Mulligan, organisational psychologist and consultant: 'Soon we'll have five generations working together'. Photo: Tony O'Shea

The days when the Irish workplace was populated by white middle-aged men are long gone, but with companies making strides on race and gender diversity, generational differences are getting short shrift.

This is despite the fact that most companies now have up to four different generations, each with its own very distinct idea of how to work and what it expects from its working life.

Companies that capitalise on these differences will reap the benefits,...

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