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Insights from Older Adults: Working with Those Under 35

Working with the‍ younger⁣ generations in the workforce can be a challenging yet rewarding experience for supervisors and managers. Over ⁣the years, there has been a noticeable shift⁣ in work ethic and attitudes among younger employees.

One supervisor, with twenty-five years of experience, shared their frustrations about training⁣ young⁢ adults who struggle to take direction without feeling like their identity is being compromised. It‍ seems that some individuals lack an understanding of the⁣ collective nature of work ⁣and the importance of being a‍ team player.‌ This disconnect can lead to feelings of oppression and alienation in the workplace, ultimately resulting in turnover or dismissals.

On the flip side, another ⁣supervisor, who predominantly works with millennials, acknowledges the differences in⁣ priorities and ⁣values between generations. While recognizing the need to adapt expectations and management styles, this supervisor has attempted⁤ various methods to engage their team, only to face‍ challenges and disappointments along the way. Striving to strike a​ balance between support and autonomy, they have⁤ learned to navigate the nuances of generational expectations through trial and error.

Ultimately, navigating the dynamics between ⁤different generations ⁤in ​the workplace requires flexibility and openness to change. Finding common ground while respecting‍ individual differences is key to fostering ‌a productive and harmonious work environment. By embracing the evolving values of grey in management, supervisors can cultivate mutual respect and understanding among team members of all‌ ages.

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