Insight paper

20 December 2020, 12:00
By Dean Music

Talking About my Generation - Living and working longer

We’re all living and working longer. That will mean for the first time in history, five generations will be working side-by-side. 

Baby Boomers, Traditionalists, Generation X, Millennials and Generation Z will all be working together by the year 2020. Five generations working together presents both an opportunity – gaining fresh perspective and experience within one combined workforce – and a challenge – how can collaboration happen with generations so far apart in values, drivers and employment needs? 

Pair this with a decade that’s whipped up a perfect storm of economic uncertainty, global competition, falling prices, rapidly evolving technology and its subsequent disruptors, and HR professionals have been forced to rethink the traditional, one size fits all employment package to attract, engage and retain talent.