How Mentoring Can Create a Bridge Between Generations in Your Workforce

January 25, 2018
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It’s no secret that there is a generation gap between Baby Boomers and Millennials, and while some people see this as a negative, we look at it as an opportunity to bring individuals together through mentoring.

We know the common differences between these generations. They include…

  • Communication Styles
  • Approach to working
  • Learning Styles
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Necessity of Skill Development
  • Preferred Work Environment

But what you may be missing from your organization is the chance for these individuals of different generations to offer each other an opportunity to learn new and varying skills. By placing these individuals in a mentoring relationship together, you are opening the possibilities for them to develop as employees and grow as a workforce.

Multi-generational mentoring helps to…

  • Connect different generations with a common purpose.
  • Provides a positive environment for different generations to learn about each other.
  • Allows different generations to learn each other’s working styles.

These scenarios create benefits for the individuals and the organization by increasing knowledge transfer, creating a stronger succession pipeline, increasing employee engagement, boosting productivity, and increasing employee retention rates.

We aren’t saying that creating a bridge between these two generations is an easy task for your generation, but by implementing a mentoring program with the objective of creating a stronger workforce, you can make the bridge possible.

If you are interested in implementing a mentoring program to benefit your organization, please contact us today. 


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