Generational Diversity


Roundtables on Multi-Generational Diversity



In India, the demographic dividend is offset by concerns about employability of the large work force. This paradox mirrors the scenario in the West after World War II. The only difference is that many young people lost their lives in the war and it was the old, the disabled and the invalid who enabled...
Roundtables on Multi-Generational Diversity


Sudhir Chand, noted HR and Leadership Consultant, said that while we polarize generations for the purpose of study and research, the less this happens in organizations, the better. Susanta Singh of TCS pointed to a key characteristic of the younger generations as a group that ‘wants to learn’ but does ‘not...

Making Generational Divide Pay Dividends at Work

Abhinaya Chakkirala

Corporate world is currently grappling with the establishment of workplace diversity as a reality and innovating its people practices to make the workplace diversity work for them. Legacy beliefs about homogenous workforces creating better organizations are challenged and rendered obsolete as offices...

Research Papers

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Case Studies

By Rita Rizzo, MSc, CMC 05/10/2010 This case study, written for undergraduate students, is based on generational differences in a metropolitan children’s museum. Employees from various generations experience communication challenges, differing values systems, disparate approaches to work, and interpersonal conflict. Learners assume different...

Tools & Templates

Effective HR Practices for engaging a young workforce

India is a young nation with more than 50% of the population below the age of 25 years and about 65% below the age of 35 years. It is expected that, in 2020, the average age of an Indian will be 29 years, compared to 37 for China and 48 for Japan. The working members of this group will shape the future of India. Whether the country will...

The Generation Gap: Will Millennials’ economic, education and career development gaps create a future leadership deficit?


Millennials have started to take their place working alongside other generations in businesses and organizations across the U.S. and the world, and a few are already

among the most high-profile and influential business leaders. Businesses and HR professionals focused on developing leaders for tomorrow are increasingly...

How to develop programs that address the needs of different generations?

These sample policies and how to guides are EXAMPLES and are not “models.” They have not been reviewed legally and do not necessarily reflect the employment laws in the various states of India. SHRM urges you to use these as samples, not as models; adapt them to your own organization’s policies, practices and culture, and...


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As globalization and emerging market opportunities lead to greater demand for suitable talent, organizations in India are witnessing the age profiles and gender ratios within their organizational pyramids undergo a dramatic transformation. The demographic dividend that India enjoys entails younger employees working side by side with seasoned...
My first blog post is an ode to the amazingly interactive Southern Region HR community (I don’t know if I should say Southern Region so explicitly but for want of a better description, please allow me some slack to use this reference. :) It was a great month for the SHRM India forums in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. Each session was testimony...
 End of Corporate Totalitarianism & Beginning of a Democratic Culture Noam Chomsky, an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist and political activist opines that a corporation is, perhaps, the most totalitarian institute in the present times. Moreover, it operates in such a subtle, surreptitious manner that...

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