It is important to understand how the workplace has changed. Consider the differences between the 'old workplace' and the 'new workplace'.
Workplace differences include:
|Old Workplace||New Workplace|
|Structured set up||Flexible set up|
|Financial incentives||Variety of incentives|
|Work for others||Self-employment|
|Large corporations||Small businesses or units|
|Education is completed||Life-long learning|
|Focus on product||Focus on customer service|
|Error is tolerated||Total quality management and control|
|Longer-term employment||More frequent employment changes|
|Status quo, business as usual||Emphasis on productivity and innovation|
* Source: Building Better Workplaces
By understanding these changes you will be better able to meet the needs of each generation.
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