GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES AND EQUALITY 2
According to Sharma (2016), understanding generational differences helps in escalating
the success of an organization. This is because aids the manager to formulate the training
considerations, solve conflicts, team building, positive work attitudes. It pools and retains talent
and thus enhancing a high employee retention rate. This essay discusses the importance of
understanding generational differences and equality in the workplace, giving examples of ethical
scenarios relating to the two topics.
Understanding the generational differences and practicing equality helps in solving
conflicts and disputes among employees (Lewis, 2013). It is because most of the generational
conflicts are triggered by individuals of different eras and ages. The lack of understanding of the
values, beliefs, and behavior of different individuals in an organization is intensely influenced by
economic, social and cultural settings of their time. Thus, without an understanding of the contexts
leads to conflicts and negative stereotypes in the organization. Understanding the generational
differences may assist in teamwork building. It is because as a manager, one would be in a position
to group people according to their personalities, skills, and experiences. It is because understanding
the differences helps in attracting as well as retaining new talents. Additionally, it helps in
identifying and creating workplace conditions environment that would lead to a positive workplace
attitude that is conducive to all employees.
It also helps in setting the training and recruitment considerations. As a manager, one has
to understand his audience, generational learning preferences, the learning styles and shared
experiences (Sharma, 2016). Equality and generational differences help in the application of a
bottom line management style whereby all employees are valued and considered, their skills,
talents and unique experiences. As a result, there will be better alignment of strengths of the worker
about the organizational goals.