Managing an intergenerational workforce? Follow these tips from the CEO of LaSalle Network

Just as we talk of how cities are changing, so too is the workforce that lives there. Millennials are increasingly dominating the workforce, often creating an intergenerational gap between entry-level workers and baby boomer management. How can managers bridge this gap for business success? Tom Gimbel, President and CEO of LaSalle Network, offers his advice:

  • Encourage movement. Encourage employers to get up, move around in the office and talk to coworkers in order to brainstorm with one another and share various ideas.
  • Motivate teams with common goals and incentives. It’s difficult to bring together two employees who come from different backgrounds and levels of expertise; find ways to incentivize cooperation.
  • Schedule monthly team activities. Plan activities outside the office and in an informal setting so employees get to know one another on a more personal level.

Advice like this is among that shared by Inner City 100 businesses, a rich network of the nation’s 100 fastest-growing inner city firms. Apply now to join companies like the LaSalle Network, a two-time Inner City 100 winner, and get access to the national symposium in October. Winners will receive national recognition in FORTUNE Magazine, world-class management education from Harvard Business School faculty, and connections to their high-growth peers. Learn more.

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