The workplace today consists of at least five different generations from Gen Z to Boomers, and each one adds value. The sharing of expertise and experience between these groups is beneficial, not only for employees who learn and grow from each other, but for their organization as it supports retention, career advancement, and improved employee morale. Cross-generational networks facilitate diversity of thought, which leads to increased creativity and innovation. However, this important exchange of information is often blocked due to our discomfort finding commonality, our bias and unwillingness to overcome the generational gap, and our lack of understanding how it may personally benefit our careers.

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