Who's the Boss

By Robert Half on October 3, 2017 at 7:00am


How comfortable would you be REPORTING TO a manager who is YOUNGER than you?

41% Very comfortable
41% Somewhat comfortable
14% Somewhat uncomfortable
3% Very uncomfortable

What’s the biggest challenge in reporting to a manager who is younger than you?

26% Different work ethics/values/expectations
22% Different leadership/learning styles
19% Different communication styles
9% Different ways of using technology
8% Different motivations/incentives
17% No challenges

How comfortable would you be MANAGING a worker who is OLDER than you?

57% Very comfortable
34% Somewhat comfortable
8% Somewhat uncomfortable
1% Very uncomfortable

What’s the biggest challenge in managing a worker who is older than you?

25% Different ways of using technology
17% Different communication styles
16% Different leadership/learning styles
15% Different work ethics/values/expectations
8% Different motivations/incentives
19% No challenges

Source: OfficeTeam survey of 1,007 workers in the United States.

Some responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

© 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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