Intergenerational workplace café
40 employees of a financial department in a multinational corporation gathered to improve on cross-generational collaboration: what do they want to be understood about by others - co-workers, leaders, other generations? What is key for them to be motivated to fully contribute? How do these human needs translate into concrete work practices? What actions to take next, individually and collectively, to appreciate and capitalyse on the multi-generational resources present?
While there were many similarities, there were also clearly different expectations towards leaders and teammates, especially from the youngest generation.
Listening to the young ones can be very inspiring in these fast-changing times. The young ones – with their mindsets, heart desires, skills and practices – show us a glimpse of the course that the future is already taking. How about meeting the future as a collective; in a dialogic, fun and productive environment?