In The Workplace – Increasingly, Older Workers Significantly Younger Superior

Four out of ten workers over 35 years have a younger boss. Frankfurt, February 23, 2010 – generation mix in the workplace – increasingly older workers significantly younger managers have. A new CareerBuilder survey found that 43 percent of all workers, the 35 years and older, working for someone who is significantly younger than themselves. Split into age groups, this means that more than half (53 percent) of workers aged up to 45 years old have a head the younger, followed by 69 per cent of workers aged 55 years and over. In this survey, 5,200 employees were interviewed during the period from 5 to November 23, 2009. That age differences within can generate tensions of hierarchies, occupy 16 percent of workers and workers in the age group 25-34 years, where it is difficult to accept instructions from a younger Manager. 13 percent of workers in the age group 35-44 years feel this as well. At the Only 7 percent were 45-54 year olds and just 5 percent for workers 55 years and older problem is to be guided by a younger boss.

The most commonly cited reasons that can make working with younger managers a challenge, were: behaviour towards employees, as if they knew everything better, even if this is not the case. The supervisor position was not developed contrary to the occurrence. The tendency to micromanage. Preference for younger employees. Too little guidance. \”In the wake of the economic slowdown, it is particularly important to work hand in hand to efficiently to advance so the business regardless of their age for employees\”, stressed Rosemary Haefner, Board Member for personnel at CareerBuilder.

\”Problems can arise due to the generation mix in the world of work. Younger and older colleagues should concentrate but superficially on the value that each employee brings, rather than on their differences. Last but not least is to foster the cohesion with each other.\”, CareerBuilders career page for older workers recommends the following to deal with generation-related tensions: set up in the location of the other: the generations started mostly different opinions about a variety of topics in the management style to pop culture.