Has remote working increased the generation gap?
Last week, we hosted the 18th #FirestarterForum, where we asked our community of business leaders and young people if they think the generation gap is increasing due to the increased levels of isolation during the ‘new way of working’. We already know that different generations have different motivations and expectations from their working environments, but with the restrictions we’ve all been under during the last 16 months, this has become an ever more important issue and young people are unsure of what the future holds for them.
This month, things were a little different compared to our normal forums, as we hosted three separate panels of different demographics and age groups. We included a panel of established business leaders, a panel of people in their 20’s who are at relatively early stages in their careers and a panel of younger people who have recently finished full-time education and have only ever experienced working under the current restrictions. These panels created healthy debates and interesting conversations, which provided a great foundation for the individual breakout sessions that take place during every forum.