Sensemaking / The Intergenerational Organisation

As people live and work for longer, by the year 2020 it will be common to have as many as 4 or even 5 generations working alongside each other, each with different needs and expectations.

Millennials are expected to comprise 50% of the global workforce by 2020 and 75% of the workforce by 2025, and their values will come to dominate the business mainstream, from new technologies and new forms of communication, to an increased demand for purposeful work, collaboration and flexible working. They are not alone – the Gen Z’s coming in behind them are even more digitally savvy, globally connected and entrepreneurial.

During this time the proportion of the workforce over 50 will also soar, to a third or higher in developed economies such as the UK, and employers will need age-inclusive strategies to harness the full potential of older workers and help protect their health.

How can we design workplace cultures and communications to enable five generations to thrive? How do we get the best from what each generation can bring, to build a world of work that is inclusive, purposeful and sustainable? What are the values and behaviours that unite rather than divide generations?

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