How 5 Generations Add up to 1 Productive Workplace
Today’s workplace is more age-diverse than ever. With several generations working side-by-side, it’s important to consider how their typical work styles and needs might differ. Each generation has distinct experiences and preferences, especially when it comes to technology. Let’s look at each of the generations working today and consider some research-based insights that can help you support them. With these insights, you can give individuals the right tools to maximize productivity and get teams collaborating more effectively. Hence,
“Different generations, different needs”
Choose flexible technology to make the most of a multi-generational workforce
It’s important to choose collaboration and productivity tools that meet a wide range of needs, yet bring teams
together regardless of how individuals choose to connect. Those who crave independence can benefit from seamless cross-device, cross-location experiences, while those who want more personalized interactions may lean more heavily on voice and video. All generations place a high and growing value on workplace technology, so making the right choice is more important than ever.
Today, it’s possible to get communication, collaboration, and productivity for every generation in one easy-to-use
solution with Microsoft 365.
Traditionalists Born before 1945
In Q2 of 2017, almost one in five 70- to 74-year-olds were still employed, up from one in ten in 1994.
Civic-minded and loyal, they’re team players and tend to stick with one employer for as long as possible. Traditionalists like to work as part of a structured team, with a focus on longer-term projects.
Although not afraid of technology, Traditionalists tend to rely more on desktop computers, landline phones, and fax machines. They need robust voice capabilities and traditional desktop applications.
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