In today's rapidly evolving world, a diverse and inter-generational workforce isn't just an advantage; it's a necessity. This diversity offers a wealth of potential for innovation and collaboration but it also presents challenges in fostering a truly inclusive environment. Addressing ageism, the discrimination or prejudice against individuals based on their age, in the workplace is critical for companies to foster inter-generational collaboration, thereby enhancing employee engagement and retention while driving innovation and competitiveness in today's dynamic business landscape.

The narrative regarding age in the workplace has traditionally focused on retiring baby boomers being challenged by tech-savvy new hires. As the workforce evolves, so does the manifestation of ageism in the workforce. Today, older millennials (born between 1981 and 1991) and Gen-Xers (born between 1965 and 1980) find themselves caught in the middle, facing ageism from both sides of the generational spectrum. One of the primary challenges faced by this middle generation is the perception of being 'too old' for certain roles or promotions, coupled with the stereotype of being less adaptable to change. This stereotype overlooks their extensive professional experience and commitment to continuous learning. Moreover, the prevalence of youth-centric cultures in many workplaces exacerbates these biases.

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