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Supervision Intervention Strategies

Technology and the Four Generations [2.8.11.e]

One way supervisors can get more mileage out of technology is by better understanding generational differences within the workforce and looking for ways to support collaboration among these groups. An article addressed to Chief Information Officers (CIOs), advises them to consider the different generational comfort levels with technology in determining investments in technology for their companies. The article, Breaking through Generational Barriers with Collaboration Tools, lists the typical attitudes towards and experience with technology of workers in the four generations and has relevance for all supervisors who deal with the interaction of workers and technology.

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