Managing Employees Older Than You?
What do you do when your employees are older than you? How do you interact with them so they feel respected and you have them on your side? They may be willing to work hard and yet they have a different perspective around their career and what they are seeking at this time in their lives.
“5 Steps to Master Managing People Older Than You” on Business2Community.com. The post addresses understanding where they are in their career to respecting their opinion.
Over the next few months I labored to learn the best way to manage people with more experience and knowledge than I had. Luckily, learning how to do this was not rocket science, it just involved incorporating a few simple rules that not only created a better working environment but led to consistent results.
Older employees may be in a different place regarding their career asperations, yet they want what all employees hope for in a stronger manager: respect.
What’s the biggest challenge for you with older employees?