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In the fast-paced landscape of today’s workplace, diversity and the merging of different generational perspectives have ceased to be just ideas that are in line with each other. Encouraging intergenerational collaboration and knowledge sharing is not just a goal; it presents an opportunity to have access to a wealth of experiences, insights, and new ideas across time. It will require careful strategic thinking beyond the usual methods so as...
Today’s workforce is diverse and multi-generational, necessitating bridging of the generational gap than just being a skill. Each group from baby boomers to generation Z has its own strengths, perspectives and challenges in their work places. Thus, the key to this diversity is understanding and capitalizing on these differences for collective growth and innovation. This paper seeks to explore some effective strategies as well as best...
"Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance." This wise saying by Verna Myers, an authority on diversity and integration succinctly captures the essence of age diversity in workplaces. In evolving business environments such as that in the UK, adopting a multigenerational workforce surpasses just representation but involves active engagement and value for what different age groups bring on board....
The rapid advance and dynamism that characterise the tech industry makes it always on the lookout for people with unique abilities, resilience, and perspectives. A lot of veterans who have been part of military service in different capacities stand out as one such reservoir of talents. Their experiences which are usually outside the usual path to a tech career equip them with a unique skill set that can serve technology well. Veterans:...
Ageism: The Silent Player in the Discrimination Game In a world that's increasingly aware of many types of discrimination such as racial, gender, sexual orientation or religious-based, there is one that often remains overshadowed; ageism. This can be a bias or unfair treatment against people because of their age and it cuts across different societies but through awareness and concerted efforts it can be fought. Understanding Ageism...
If we are to achieve a more inclusive and diverse workplace, it is important to expose all forms of discrimination that impede this goal. In recruitment, ageism is one such silent discriminator in the business community. Despite the vast experience and valuable perspective that mature job seekers can bring, they still face age discrimination. In this blog post, we will discuss what is meant by hiring based on ageism, why it’s an issue and how...
Reverse mentoring is seen as a powerful tool to bridge generational gaps and promote collaboration, as organisations today acknowledge the significance of it within their diverse workforce. Instead, reversing the traditional mentorship dynamics, such younger tech-savvy employees are paired with experienced professionals to share knowledge, insights and perspectives among others. This article explores reverse mentoring’s advantages for...
Generation Z, the digital natives born between 1997 and 2012, is currently entering the workforce in increasing numbers. They are the first generation to grow up entirely in a world where technology is ubiquitous. However, despite their comfort with digital technology, a recent study has revealed that many Gen Z workers are experiencing "tech shame" in the workplace. Here are some key points to consider: What is tech shame? Tech...
Introduction As the workforce becomes increasingly diverse, it's important for organizations to support all generations at work. From Baby Boomers to Generation Z, each generation has its own unique needs and expectations. In order to create a positive and productive work environment, it's essential for organizations to understand and cater to the different generations in their workforce. Supporting Baby Boomers Baby Boomers, born...
Organizations must capitalise on Gen Z's affinity for online video content because every generation learns differently. People born after 1997, known as Generation Z, will make up 27% of the workforce by 2025. They are the oldest, most educated, and most varied generation ever, and their influence on society will be felt for many years to come. Their point of view and expertise will have an impact on everything, from politics and business to...
We need to rethink the typical mentor-mentee relationship to give authority to younger, less experienced colleagues who have a unique understanding of bias and racial dynamics in order to develop more diversity, equity, and inclusion across sectors. Since formal research on mentoring first started in the 1980s, the practise has changed. Mentoring has moved in the opposite way from most workplace activities, such as learning, growth, working...
When it concerns the enhancement of workplace settings, diversity is a hot topic. While we often concentrate on ethnicity and gender when discussing diversity, age is also an important component. Age variation is a critical component of a productive and inclusive workplace. Companies that welcome all generations are more likely to prosper, considering that the average workplace today contains people of at least 4 generations.   What...