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How to Bridge the Generational Differences in Global Organizations There is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to overcome generational differences in the workplace.

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Currently, there is a wide gap between various generational cohorts in the workplace, and leaders find it highly challenging to bridge this gap. There are several reasons for this challenge including age, experience, ego, attitude, environment, perceptions and technology.

Globally, Baby Boomers overcame several challenges. They witnessed wars and conflicts, and their mindsets are different. They are conventional, follow the rules of the game and expect others to follow them meticulously. However, they are not adequately equipped with the latest technology. Hence, their mindsets are different from Gen X, millennials and centennials. However, Gen X, sandwiched between the Baby Boomers and the millennials, is more flexible and ready to get along with older and younger generations.

Millennials are highly ambitious, intelligent and smart. They are technologically savvy and adaptable. They are often aggressive and break the rules. They don't like to be micromanaged. They have a growth mindset. They appreciate employability, not employment, because they know that there is no permanent employment in this world. They are curious and question a lot. That is why they are also known as "Generation Why." They are often rebellious and challenge the old school of thought.

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