No doubt about it. The newest diversity issue in the workplace is age diversity. Many organizations have finally figured out how to recruit young talent only to watch them drive down a collision course with seasoned employees over issues like work ethic, respect for authority, dress code and every work arrangement imaginable.
The differences in age among employees working side by side will only widen in the coming years. The workplace will be increasingly characterized not just by an aging workforce, but also by four or more generations working together for the first time in history.
The potential opportunities and clashpoints have profound implications for associations and businesses, which simultaneously must develop new leaders (geeks), challenge current leaders, and retain the wisdom and skills of longtime leaders (geezers).
Take this age test. Where do you fall – are you a geek or a geezer? The more answers you know, the more likely you’re likely a ‘geezer’ from the baby boomer or veteran generation. The fewer you know, you’re likely a ‘geek,’ a Gen X or Gen Y as viewed by older workers.
Click here to learn more what you can do about managing a multi-generational workforce,
1. Name the four Beatles.
2. Finish the line: “Lions and Tigers and Bears, ____ ____!”
3. Hey Kids, what time is it?
4. What do M & M’s do?
5. What helps build strong bodies 12 ways?
6. Long before he was Mohammed Ali, we knew him as ________ _____.
7. You’ll wonder where the yellow went, ______ ____ _______ ______ ______ ____ ____________.
8. Before his role as Skipper’s little buddy, we knew Bob Denver as Dobie’s best friend __________ __ _______.
9. Brylcream, _____ _____ _____ ___ ___.
10. Bob Dylan advised us to never trust anyone over __.
Click here for Answers to the Generational Age Test.