Making decisions can be difficult enough when
you’re working with a group of likeminded peers.
But when multiple generations are involved, the
process can become even more challenging.
The good news is that inter-generational groups
can elevate your team's effectiveness with
innovative ideas that often extend far beyond the
obvious options and solutions initially considered.
They will not only bond more effectively and can
learn from each other, they will typically find
unexpected approaches that link possibilities in
powerful ways, creating amazing results.
So how can you strengthen your inter-generational teams to get better results? Bringing
out their best requires some new strategies. Here
are four effective approaches to ensure your
BY JILL JOHNSON
Inter-Generational Decision Making
Four ways to get amazing results from your team
decision-making involvement stays on track and is
focused on moving toward an outcome that matters.
Don’t Make Assumptions
Frequently, the assumption is made that everyone
at the table has enough insight and information to
participate effectively in the process. All too often,
To get the most from your team, provide them with
an outline that summarizes the critical elements
of the issue and why a decision needs to be made.
Make sure everyone has enough information
so they can be more mindful in evaluating the
options. Explain how the decision relates to your
organizational business strategies and why this is
an area of concern. Don’t assume they understand