Originally published on VictorJung.com
Creating a Wholesome Business Culture
Diversity within a workplace is very beneficial for the operations of a business and the services that the business provides. With the rapid development of new technology, generational diversity is becoming increasingly more common and more important within workplaces.
Though different generations may respect the work of one another, there is, at times, an underlying resentment based off of misunderstanding. Employers that want to continue to promote diversity among the various age groups in their workplaces need to understand the many ways that they can improve their company cultures.
Set an Example
Groups often follow the examples that are set by their leaders. In order to promote inclusive business cultures, leaders should aim to be inclusive with the members of their teams. A leader should make a point of exemplifying how important each age group is to their team while also noting the strengths of each group. Leaders will need to address their own biases and shortcomings before developing an example for their teams to follow.
Humans are biased creatures but it is okay. Biases are formed by the human brain to make it easier to assess situations. While there is a negative stigma that is attached to the idea of a bias, biases are only bad when they are applied to the wrong situation. Rather than fighting or denying biases, businesses should address any existing biases they have and take steps to rid the workplace of them. By identifying biases, businesses will not only be able to create solutions for any potential problems, but they will also promote an inclusive culture.
Build the Proper Teams
A great company culture will allow employees to work together effectively. Employees will be able to utilize the strengths and weaknesses of one another to complete tasks more efficiently. Leaders should utilize the strengths and weaknesses of each of the age groups in their teams to promote growth. This combination of traits will allow leaders to develop more efficient teams of employees who can continuously learn from one another as they work together.
As a sign of the times, more diverse age groups are appearing in the workforce. While many of these age-separated employees may find it difficult to work with one another at times, there are many things that a business can do to create a positive business culture and promote collaboration among all age groups.