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The modern workforce is more multigenerational than ever, with employees of all ages working side by side. The Pew Research Center reports that more Millennials are in the workforce than any other generation (35%). Gen X makes up the second-largest percentage of the workforce (33%), and baby boomers are not far behind (25%). Gen Z makes up the smallest percentage (11%), but this is changing as more and more members of this generation enter the workforce.

This can present some challenges when it comes to engaging all employees, as different generations often have different motivators. However, there are some general principles that can be applied to help ensure that all employees are empowered and feel invested in their work. By taking the time to consider the needs and motivations of each generation, you can create a work environment that is fulfilling and productive for all.

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