The multigenerational workforce often brings a great variety of values, expectations, meanings, technology-savvy, and mindsets together. Misinterpretations, polarized opinions and interactions at cross-purposes can occur. Understanding the diverse meaning of our words, personal context, and essential clarifying questions will enable you and your team members to bridge all kinds of individual differences. Find out how to stimulate constructive communication and collaboration so everyone's experience and expertise is contributed and appreciated, improving team dynamics and results.
Sophie Wade is author of Embracing Progress, Next Steps for the Future of Work. She has held senior management, strategy and finance roles around the world working in media, technology, and venture capital for companies such as IMG, Yahoo, and SONY. Sophie has a BA from Oxford University and an MBA from top international business school, INSEAD. Sophie is Founder and Workforce Innovation Specialist at Flexcel Network, a Future-of-Work-focused consultancy. She helps companies to future-proof their work environments and create compelling, competitive, and digitally-integrated workplaces to attract, engage and retain their multigenerational and distributed talent.