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Four generations in one office: Can you handle it?

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Four generations in one office: Can you handle it?

For almost the first time ever, it’s now quite possible to have a workplace with four generations co-existing – happily or otherwise. Veterans, Baby boomers, Gen X and Gen Y, each possibly with quite different mind-sets, motivations, aspirations and leadership styles. Bringing them together can lead to some serious strife if it isn’t handled properly. Leadership New Zealand chief executive Sina Wendt-Moore has eight tips for inter-generational harmony at work.