We are seeing some real tensions between Millennials and Boomers. It is especially being felt with COVID 19 as technology and navigating the digital world becomes increasingly important and we are facing so much unrest. Is there anything I can do to lessen some of these tensions?
We need to find a way for Millennials and Boomers to come together because there’s too much at stake to not.” So the two kinds of ends of the pole, the one, “I don’t have to change after 50, and you guys just have to let me stay and keep promoting me” versus the, “We work in an increasingly more diverse workforce.”
We think Millennials are tough for people in their 60s, but imagine what it’s going to be like when our HR department is recruiting people who are 100!
The conversation has to change dramatically.
What has to change, of course, are the kind of jobs and hours and situations and team involvement that we have versus what we have now, you know? In some ways, being able to work off-site in light of the pandemic may now open the door to some very positive and necessary changes that allow for greater flexibility and building of multigenerational teams…and perhaps even some remote job sharing and new collaborative arrangements with those who want to collaborate and even with those who heretofore did not.