Advances in technology and workplace culture and environment are changing faster than ever before.
Education needs to be better aligned to suit each generation, and this comes down to understanding what makes each generation tick.
The gap in experience between generations is vast and we cannot afford to lose the skills and experience of the mature and experienced professionals or we are facing disaster. With this in mind each generation must be provided for in a flexible way which appeals to their differing learning styles.
The Gen-Y’s (Millennials) should be accommodated for with their technological and flexibility requirements with online & apps based training, brainstorming, group workshops etc.
For the baby boomers and previous generations classroom based learning may prove more effective.
In my opinion, we must understand that today’s workplace has people working together with vastly differing age ranges, values and experience. One solution which is slowly being adopted by a growing number of organizations is training on generational awareness in order to create a better understanding and more effective internal communication. It’s time to get savvy and adopt technology, build creative brand energy, and be open to new ideas.
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