The Multigenerational Workforce

Below is a link to an interesting article I found on managing and motivating multiple generations in the legal workplace.  One of the sessions I had at Harvard Law School, Leadership in Law Firms program (2013), was a discussion of case studies related to managing and motivating top talent.  While that was extremely educational, it completely skipped the complexities that a multigenerational workforce brings.  With more people working past the age of retirement, and young people completing law school at earlier ages, we now have a workforce that spans five decades.  How do you effectively communicate across the generations? How do you motivate your attorneys and staff in a way that speaks to everyone?  How do you develop a compensation structure that works for everyone?  It's an interesting time and I hope you find some useful information in this article.

The Multigenerational Workforce