No two generations in history have ever been the same, andconsidering the fact that each generation is shaped by the eventsof their time, it's likely they never will. Each has distinctcharacteristics and traits, as well as different communication styles.

Imagine the challenges of a multi-generational workforce, wherea kaleidoscopic array of employees — all with different values,goals, and points of view — comprise the company workforce.

Up until now, employers never really had to contemplate thisscenario, because it wasn't the norm. In fact, it rarely happenedat all. Today, particularly with people working well into their 70sand even 80s, more companies are experiencing not just one or twogeneration gaps among a workforce, but as many as five.

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