How do you solve the issue of 4 Generations in the Workplace? MBSN - Management by Sticky Notes! That was the approach taken by the Maryland Association of CPAs as they convened a Generational Symposium on June 25th in Ellicott City, MD.
Bringing almost 100 CPAs representing all four generations and an almost even mix of Millennials, Gen-Xers, and Boomers together. MACPA designed a format built on dialog and collaboration with a backgounder on the generational research, a multi-gen panel featuring MACPA leaders representing the generations, and a final session asking particpants to collaborate at tables to help us identify Bold Actions we can use to solve the generational gap (Management by Sticky Notes.
The energy and dialog was off the charts and some real progress was made using the wisdom pf the crowd. Bottom-line is leverage the strengths of every generation and don;t generalize but focus on the individuals.