Traditionally, we have thought of diversity in terms of gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. However, in today’s digital world where the younger generations’ values and preferences have been influenced by technology since birth, diversity is much more than “tradition.”
True diversity and inclusiveness also must take into consideration the values and preferences of the diverse generations—Veterans, Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Ys. And, when Gen Z enters the workplace shortly, the challenge will become greater.
The collective memories of a generation lead to a set of common beliefs, values and expectations that are unique to that generation. A generation does not grow up to become like their parents. Instead they continue through their lifetime with a separate and distinct set of beliefs and expectations formed by their shared experiences.
This is even more the case in today’s world with the youngest generations who are influenced by digital information…
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