As technology catapults us into the future, the way we manage work and life is changing rapidly. As we move away from the traditional paradigm of work-life balance and enter the era of the fused work environment, there can often be misunderstandings between managers and direct reports, as well as among coworkers. With three generations make up the majority of the workforce, relationships with colleagues of different ages can often be challenging.
In a Chats in the Stacks book talk, Donna L. Haeger discusses the differences in perspectives that different generations have on the work-life relationship, suggesting that a better understanding of these differences can inform successful policies related to technology used in the workplace, improve workplace interactions, and increase job satisfaction for all. Haeger is a Professor of Practice and faculty director of the Dyson Leadership Development Program at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.