Since launching SecondAct|Women, we have had several conversations with women about working for or working with younger colleagues or bosses. There's a sense of curiosity and frustration, and many women are unsure of how to create a successful working relationship with millennials and Generation Z.
For the first time in history, there are five generations of employees working together in the United States, comprising members from the silent generation, baby boomers, Generation X, millennials, and now Generation Z. America’s labor force is more age-diverse than ever. As with anything in life, there are things we can do and things we can advocate for in our office to help bridge this "us vs. them" mentality. The reality is that if we can learn to work together and harness each generation’s principles, perspectives and strengths, we can help build a pretty powerful and respectful work environment for us and future generations.
So what can you do to be a generational change agent in the office and as a person?
In the office:
As a person: