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Three Generations: One Great Workplace

 Three Generations: One Great Workplace
A lot gets said about differences between generations in the workplace. And what a challenge it is to manage Millennials, Gen X and Baby Boomers simultaneously. But our research into what each of these generations is looking for in a workplace finds more similarities than differences, pointing to a simple strategy for creating a great place to work for all, regardless of age.

Pride, community and ethical leadership brings Millennials, Gen Xers and Boomers together.

A lot gets said about differences between generations in the workplace. And what a challenge it is to manage Millennials, Gen X and Baby Boomers simultaneously. But our research into what each of these generations is looking for in a workplace finds more similarities than differences, pointing to a simple strategy for creating a great place to work for all, regardless of age.

Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers all value pride, a sense of community and honest, competent leadership at their organizations, according to our survey of 230,000 employees at 620 organizations. And there are business benefits when companies create great cultures for employees of different ages, including improved productivity and talent retention. For example, Millennials who experience a great workplace are a whopping 25 times more likely to plan a long-term future at their companies than Millennials who do not feel they are at a great workplace.