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Generational Combustion in Construction

The generational gaps among these employees were hindering collaboration and causing challenges. While there are definite challenges that come with generational differences, they can also bring value to the workplace.
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A few years ago, my mom shared some frustrations she was having with her new boss.  My mom, her former boss, and many of her cohorts were all in similar generations — they saw eye-to-eye on most day-to-day processes and decisions impacting the company. However, her new boss was a Millennial. 

The generational gaps among these employees were hindering collaboration and causing challenges. While there are definite challenges that come with generational differences, they can also bring value to the workplace. This article highlights common challenges, presents solutions, and offers ways to bridge generational gaps.

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Forvis Mazars is a proud principal partner of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA). This resource first appeared in its magazine, CFMA Building Profits, and was posted on forvis.com with permission. Our professionals at Forvis Mazars are regular contributors to this publication.

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