We’ve all heard the stereotypes: “Baby boomers are traditional,” “Gen Xers value work-life balance,” “Millennials are lazy.”
Turns out they don’t hold water: A 2016 study by Jennifer J. Deal at the Center for Creative Leadership found there’s no significant difference between generations in job performance, working styles, or basic values. All generations are equally change-resistant, and everyone wants development opportunities. It’s time to throw out the stereotypes and biases for or against different ages of workers. Good management is good management, no matter people’s ages.
When leading a multigenerational workforce, the key is to focus on reducing age-related bias so your team can benefit from the strengths of diverse experiences and perspectives. It’s about helping your team create a culture that values, respects, and includes people of all ages.
Producer Brett Simpson breaks it all down in Grovo’s newest Microlearning® content on Managing a Multigenerational Workforce. Focusing on age-inclusion, this program includes:
- The Value of a Multigenerational Workforce: Learn which age-related myths are just that, and how you can get the most from age diversity on your team.
- Common Signs of Ageism at Work: Learn how to spot bias in your own practices, as well as your companies, and ways to combat them.
- Lead Across Ages: Learn how to tackle age-related management challenges, including how to manage a team that’s older than you, how to build cross-generational collaboration, and how to create an age-inclusive culture.
We all have biases, but they don’t have to get in the way of great team leadership. Start learning now with one of our lessons “The Myth of Generational Traits”.