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Stratergies and Interventions to Manage Multi-generational Workforce in Organizations


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The conceptual paper entitled- "Strategies and Interventions to Manage Multi-generational workforce in organizations" examines work place perspectives of Multi-generational diversity. Organization is a composition of multiple generations at the workplace together in crucial relationships, as colleagues, supervisors, and subordinates; clients'etc. Understanding the multi-generation workforce today is a key focus for corporate India, it has matured with people of different generations working together. It is well known that differences in skills, work values, attitudes and overall approach to life exist across generations. These generational differences have positive and negative impact on organizations. This study is based on the secondary sources of data with an extensive review of literature. This paper examines the interventions to manage generational diversity and strategies to collaborate multiple generational workforces. This paper enhances the theoretical knowledge and practical implications of workforce diversity. Where, organizations can leverage the strengths from each generation to create competitive advantage for their organizations.

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Multi-generation, Diversity, Business Impact, Strategies For Multi-generational Collaboration
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S Vijayalakshmi
M P Birla Institute of Management, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore

Abstract


The conceptual paper entitled- "Strategies and Interventions to Manage Multi-generational workforce in organizations" examines work place perspectives of Multi-generational diversity. Organization is a composition of multiple generations at the workplace together in crucial relationships, as colleagues, supervisors, and subordinates; clients'etc. Understanding the multi-generation workforce today is a key focus for corporate India, it has matured with people of different generations working together. It is well known that differences in skills, work values, attitudes and overall approach to life exist across generations. These generational differences have positive and negative impact on organizations. This study is based on the secondary sources of data with an extensive review of literature. This paper examines the interventions to manage generational diversity and strategies to collaborate multiple generational workforces. This paper enhances the theoretical knowledge and practical implications of workforce diversity. Where, organizations can leverage the strengths from each generation to create competitive advantage for their organizations.

Keywords


Multi-generation, Diversity, Business Impact, Strategies For Multi-generational Collaboration

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