Local business leaders learned about Harnessing the Power of a Multigenerational Workforce at a Palisades Institute Forum held on January 17, 2019 in the Lawrence Room of Rosary Hall.
The panelists discussed how employees from different generations have different expectations and priorities. Panelist Maureen Mack, a Partner with Mercer Consulting Services, said she hoped those attending the forum walked away with a better understanding of workers in different generations. “There’s no right or wrong way to approach anything,” she said. “We all bring our own perspective and can work together.”
Panelist Nicole Leon, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Con-Edison, Inc. said businesses need to tap into workers’ talents and strengths and help them develop their weaker skills. “We have regular training programs that help people with presentation skills, communications skills, leadership, managing, and time management,” she said. “At the same time, I think it’s imperative that businesses not only work internally with their employees, but also mentor.”
The panelists stressed that there are many different work cultures and employees should be open to new ideas and improving the way things are done.