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HR leader highlights how focus on generations trivialises understandings of age at work

by on October 3, 2014

Usually I click on an article about generational differences at work and dread what new stereotype will be reported.  However in this Fast Company Piece “What companies are getting wrong about every generation” Stephen R. Fussell bucks the trend, although perhaps doesn’t quite go as far as we at Age at Work might like him too!

Basically the article highlights that there has been too much focus on keeping “workforce generations happy and engaged” which often results in trivial and poorly designed HR interventions which he calls “narrow minded gimmicks”.  Instead he suggests “HR leaders [should] focus on programs that ensure business continuity and encourage employee maturation through exposure to colleagues of all ages.”

Thank you Stephen R Fussell.  You’ve made our Friday!

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