Leveraging Personality Tests to Unify a Multi-Generational Workforce.

By Hayley Muir

Friday 8th March 2024

In the modern workplace, harnessing the diverse strengths of multiple generations is both a challenge and an opportunity.

Gen X (1965-1979), Millennials (1980-1994), and Gen Z (1995-2012) each bring distinctive perspectives (values), approaches to work (informal roles) and mindsets (developmental opportunities). Against this landscape, it is imperative for companies to find innovative ways to bridge these generational gaps. The past few years have seen a seismic shift in how we define work. As of May 2023, nearly 39% of UK professionals have experienced remote working.

This monumental change underscores the rapid evolution of ‘workplace norms’. For Gen Z, remote work isn’t an exception, but their expectation. This shift in perspective can lead to misunderstandings between generations which impede productivity. This emphasises the need for proactive solutions. Enter science-based personality tests. These invaluable tools offer a data-driven approach to understanding and appreciating the unique attributes of each generation. This allows everyone to appreciate the strengths that they bring to the workplace. With insight, teams better leverage inter-generational diversity, creating healthier inter-personal dynamics and boosting performance. Savvy organisations harness the unique blend of experience, values and preferences to achieve greater levels of retention, engagement and financial success.

Gen-Z's Open Relationship with Employers - The majority of people between the ages of 18 and 42 are actively looking for a new job, with Gen-Z leading the way.

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At 3 Minute Mile, in partnership with Hogan Assessments, The Rocket Model, and Leadership Versatility Index, we’re thrilled to introduce tailored programs that utilise personality tests to bridge generational differences. By leveraging the strengths of each individual, our initiatives transform potential challenges into unique strengths, setting your organisation apart in today’s competitive landscape. Through this approach, we cultivate an environment where employees of all ages not only coexist but flourish. We’re eager to hear your experiences in managing generational differences.

Reach out, and let’s explore how we can help your organisation leverage this diversity as a strategic asset.

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Hayley Muir

Project Manager

Working in diverse teams, with experience across a variety of industries, including aviation, urban regeneration, and commercial property; Hayley has brought a wealth of experience and dedication to her role as 3MM’s Project Manager. With a focus on efficiency, organisation, and overall project success, Hayley has led initiatives of varying complexity ensuring that the outcomes align with 3 Minute Miles strategic objectives.