Multigenerational Workplace: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review

  • 3h 19m 8s
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Gildan Media
  • 2023

Seize the benefits of the five-generation workforce.

Generational distrust and ageism are seeping into organizations worldwide. Differences over communication style, technology preferences, identity, and politics are fueling harmful stereotypes and hurting team performance. It doesn't need to be this way. Smart leaders are harnessing age diversity and encouraging mutual learning, cross-generational collaboration, and a culture that embraces both similarities and differences across age groups. Multigenerational Workplace: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review will help you bridge divides, reduce prejudice, and unlock the benefits of age-diverse teams.

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About the Author

Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 12 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction: Harnessing the Power of Age Diversity by Megan W. Gerhardt, Josephine Nachemson-Ekwall, and Brandon Fogel
  • Chapter 1 - I Was a Manager in an Ageist Workplace by Nicole D. Smith
  • Chapter 2 - Build Your Longevity Strategy by Paul Irving
  • Chapter 3 - What Reverse Ageism Looks Like by Emma Waldman
  • Chapter 4 - Helping Gen Z Employees Find Their Place at Work by Jenny Fernandez, Julie Lee, and Kathryn Landis
  • Chapter 5 - Caring for Your Company’s Caregivers by Sarita Gupta and Ai-jen Poo
  • Chapter 6 - It’s Time to Start Talking About Menopause at Work by Jeneva Patterson
  • Chapter 7 - Is Generational Prejudice Seeping into Your Workplace? by Kristi DePaul and Vasundhara Sawhney
  • Chapter 8 - Beware of Age Meta-Stereotypes by Eden King, Lisa Finkelstein, Courtney Thomas, and Abby Corrington
  • Chapter 9 - What Happens to Younger Workers When Older Workers Don’t Retire by Nicola Bianchi, Jin Li, and Michael Powell
  • Chapter 10 - How Shadow Boards Break Down Generational Barriers by Jennifer Jordan and Mahwesh Khan
  • Chapter 11 - Bridging Generational Divides in Your Workplace by Debra Sabatini Hennelly and Bradley Schurman