Knowledge management: Managing multigenerational needs

Posted by Inbal Namir, Stav Agmon, and Jill T. Perkins on December 19, 2019.

In this era of longevity, where average global life expectancy has rocketed from 53 years in 1960 to 72 years in 2015,1 employees are finding the need and preference to stay in the workforce beyond the “traditional” retirement age, developing secondary careers and moving through careers and roles. Hence, the workforce of today is composed of four generations, including baby boomers, Gen X, millennials, and Gen Z working together. This challenges organizations, as they must facilitate knowledge transfer within a multigenerational workforce to stay competitive.
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Talent Strategies for the Multi-Gen Workforce

Talent Strategies for the Multi-Gen WorkforcePosted by Dr. Michael Gelles on December 11, 2012

With four generations — Veterans, Boomers, Generation X and Millennials — currently in the workforce, it’s not uncommon for government managers to adapt their management style to their own generation rather than fully consider how to manage a multigenerational workforce. On the contrary, all four generations are ultimately looking for the same thing in the workplace— an opportunity to serve the public interest in an engaging way, work-life balance and opportunities to develop professionally.

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