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Acorn Experts examine multigenerational workforces
The current working generations are baby boomers, generation X, millennials and generation Z. While it is rarer to encounter baby boomers in the workforce today, there are many workplaces which can see all these generations interconnected.
Consider that each generation approaches work differently. Older generations are satisfied with annual reviews while younger generations like to get frequent or instant feedback. Older generations care deeply about their standing in an organisation while younger generations place value on what an organisation can provide them in terms of opportunity, education and growth.
With the right strategies and management, the challenges of multigenerational workforces can be turned into opportunities. Contrasting values can become shared goals. Conflicting communication styles can be solved by inclusive leaders. Clashing approaches can be retooled into knowledge sharing.
"Creating shared goals and personal development opportunities helps to bridge generational gaps in the workforce," said Blake Proberts (Co-Founder & Managing Director). "Setting measurable goals for project timelines and training courses within an LMS opens clearer channels of communication and encourages knowledge sharing between peers."
Pursuit Technology is a software development company which seeks to streamline systems through innovative solutions and unlock the potential of the workforce. Pursuit is all about putting the customer at the centre of everything we create. Since the inception of our Acorn LMS seven years ago, we've worked with everyone from local businesses to federal government agencies. In that time, we've maintained a 100% retention rate. Our Acorn LMS contains all the tools needed to support workforces – from onboarding and inductions through to compliance and ongoing development.