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.