Navigating the Multigenerational Workforce as a CFO

With the average age of retirement rising and the shortage of skilled workers in many industries, many professionals are working longer than in years past, leading to multigenerational workplaces. With that mix of generations, however, there are  often different perspectives on work ethic, leadership, and authority. These differences, although subtle, can cause conflict, frustration, and misunderstanding if they’re not managed well. 

Robert Half Los Angeles, in partnership with the Los Angeles Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI), will be hosting a panel discussion on the topic on Feb. 19 at the Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles. Paul McDonald, senior executive director for Robert Half, will moderate the multigenerational panel of CFOs that will discuss how to motivate, coach and retain top performers, and how CFOs can enhance collaboration among the different generations on their teams.

According to the AARP, there are three important trends driving the need for organizations to successfully address intergenerational dynamics: Competition for talent is escalating, more generations are working side-by-side, and productivity and business results are directly linked to work environments.

As executives and CFOs prepare for the year ahead, it is important to both understand the challenges of multigenerational workforces and plan for them – particularly as the economy improves, allowing people of all generations to consider opportunities elsewhere.

If you are qualified prospective member of FEI, please join us by contacting the [email protected] to register. Robert Half in L.A. has been a longstanding partner of the FEI LA Chapter