Multi-generational Workforce: NASSCOM-iPrimed study
NASSCOM and iPrimed have released a research that determines the competencies at play for the industry.
Titled ‘Managing in a multi-generational workforce’, the report aims to understand the dilemma and role of parents and managers today and the expectations and aspirations of Gen X and Y within organisations.
The study has indicated that:
There is a perceived dilution of value education in primary institutions and a need to re-assess the definition of some values with newer ways of thinking
The traditional notion of respect for authority or position has diluted when experiencing the role of the parent or manager, as well as general adherence to norms and protocols
Home and organisational environments need to focus more on building empathy as it is core to enhancing the emotional quotient for building effective relationships across diverse groups
A greater sensitisation is required at home on the concept of collectiveness, promoting it alongside individual success. There is need for greater recognition of team-based efforts and responsibilities that hold a larger meaning to the ecosystem, rather than just the immediate working environment
According to the study, new age millennial professionals need to be adventurous, free-spirited and fun-loving. They also must be comfortable with technology, confident, creative, connected and sociable, basically people capable of taking risks, collaborating and remaining self-motivated. Organisations will need to assess the strength and needs of this generation.