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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Boosting Employee Performance by Susan Shelly, Marc Dorio

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What Workers of Different Ages Expect from You

More than anything, workers of different ages expect you to treat them in an age-appropriate manner. They do not, and will not, appreciate a one-size management style. An older employee, for instance, may not appreciate a young manager calling him by his first name or giving him a nickname.
It also means that you might need to hover a little bit over your youngest workers and give them a good deal of feedback. Members of Generation Y, if you’ll recall, grew up with constant positive reinforcement and some of them feel lost without it.
Generally, you should keep these considerations in mind when managing workers of varying ages:
• The method in which they prefer to communicate and interact with ...

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