Winning by intergenerational collaboration
In the workplace today, different generations with different experiences and knowledge meet. Moderate alignment of their values, beliefs and expectations is important for successful cooperation, which can be a very difficult task under the pressure of productivity in the economic sector.
We created a project that seeks to reduce and eliminate intergenerational stereotypes and promote intergenerational cooperation in the workplace with a desire to raise awareness and educate and provide appropriate support to employees and employers.
With this project we want to overcome conflict situations that arise between employers, older and younger employees. The coexistence of different generations can be an advantage by including appropriate practices, as it contributes to a more dynamic and competitive work environment with a higher level of employee satisfaction.
The question of how to successfully promote intergenerational cooperation in the work environment is answered through various channels:
- Website sodelovalnica.si,
- Sharing good practices,
- MEGA award for companies.
The central space of the project is the website sodelovalnica.si (“collaboratory”). The platform, which combines information about the project, advises, shares research results, examples of good practices of intergenerational cooperation in the workplace, informs about the implementation of workshops within the project, invites applications for the MEGA award and informs about other projects that promote intergenerational cooperation.
Sharing good practices
Word about good practices of intergenerational cooperation at work is spread by selected individuals who, in one way or another, successfully meet younger and older colleagues on their career path. They share their positive experiences in articles, at events and on social networks, thus raising awareness of the benefits of coexistence of several generations in the workplace.Ways to win
We transfer knowledge about intergenerational cooperation from theory to practice through workshops for primary and secondary school students and employees. The advantages of skills and knowledge different generations have are also presented to future employees so that they can internalize them and have no problem collaborating when they enter the labor market.
It is important to recognize and reward good practices of intergenerational cooperation at workplace. Therefore, we give recognition to employers who are actively working towards intergenerational cooperation.More