Create an Inclusive Workplace - Page 3

Different Generations *

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 WorkplaceNew Workplace
Structured set up Flexible set up
Stable Changeable
Financial incentives Variety of incentives
Work for others Self-employment
Large corporations Small businesses or units
Hierarchical Participatory
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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