When it comes to collaborating across generations, more unites us than divides us.
When it comes to collaborating with individuals from multiple generations, there really are more similarities than differences, according to Joie Townsend, Global Head of Talent and Development at BNY Mellon. Millennials currently account for over 40 percent of our people. As Townsend and her team monitor workforce trends across the organization, not much separates this cohort from other generations. “What we experience is at odds with the idea that overarching generational differences exist,” Townsend shared. “The patterns that emerge when we look at our workforce of over 50,000 employees align more closely with an employee’s personality traits, geography or life stage. We see these factors impacting careers far more than generational considerations.”