Managing different groups of people when they have never met before needs planning and preparation, regardless of the circumstances or context. Bringing people of different generations together requires additional attention, particular care should be taken as prejudices/preconceived ideas may arise between different generations and communication styles and expectations may also vary considerably vary according to age.
FIVE BASIC PRINCIPLES TO BE OBSERVED IN THE MANAGEMENT OF INTERGENERATIONAL GROUPS:
“The group is something more, or better, something different from the sum of its members, has its own structure, special purpose, and details relationships with other groups. What constitutes its essence is not the similarity or dissimilarity found among its members, but their interdependence”
Intergenerational practices may run into different kinds of barriers, there may be barriers between organisations, between partnerships, but above all between individuals:
GOOD PRACTICES FOR MANAGING INTERGENERATIONAL GROUPS:
GENERAL TIPS FOR MANAGING INTERGENERATIONAL GROUPS: