Keeping Baby Boomers motivated in the workplace

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In a diverse workplace, it’s crucial to understand that motivation isn’t one-size-fits-all. Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, bring unparalleled experience, loyalty, and dedication. But how do we keep this vibrant generation energized and engaged? Here are some tips:

  1. Recognition & Respect: Celebrate their milestones, experience, and insights. A simple acknowledgment of their dedication and the value they bring can go a long way.
  2. Continuous Learning: Many Baby Boomers are keen on updating their skills. Offer workshops, courses, or mentorship opportunities that cater to their career paths.
  3. Encourage Legacy Projects: They’ve seen the evolution of many business trends. Allow them to work on projects where they can impart their wisdom and leave an enduring mark.
  4. Flexible Work Schedules: While they’re known for their strong work ethic, flexibility can provide a balanced approach to their professional and personal lives.
  5. Inter-generational Collaboration: Foster environments where Baby Boomers can collaborate with younger generations. This mutual exchange of ideas and experiences benefits everyone.
  6. Clear Communication: Ensure they are in the loop with changes and updates. Their perspective is valuable, and they appreciate transparency.

Remember, motivation stems from understanding and valuing individual needs. By recognizing the unique strengths and desires of the Baby Boomer generation, we create a workplace that thrives on inclusivity, respect, and collective growth.

About Trond Larsen: Founder of Talent Gallery. Worked recruiting since 1995. Awarded “Service to the network” in MRI (2005), International MRI office of the year 2007, hosting international recruiting conferences since 2005, member of NPAworldwide since 2014 – hosting monthly “EMEA business development and operation webinars”. Life time placing more than 1000 people into new roles.
If you want more info – contact Trond Larsen, mobile 9130 2220 or send a message here 
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