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Mike Morini, CEO of WorkForce Software, shares his insights with Training Magazine about how companies can engage and motivate the next generation of leaders.

For the first time in history, we have five generations of workers in the workforce. Engaging, motivating, and mentoring the next cohort of business leaders requires today’s leaders to offer personalized experiences at scale. There is no “one size fits all” answer, especially for large employers, whose teams may comprise workers who broadly differ in age, culture, and geography. To account for that, we must ensure that all our employees are consistently motivated and have access to appropriate resources—whether desked or deskless, factory floor or retail, wherever their work is performed. Implementing companywide methods is key to developing talent and supporting a positive employee experience for the next generation of business leaders.

“The next generation of leaders is increasingly familiar with knowledge sharing, and establishing a peer-to-peer communication avenue among your company’s leaders is a great way to stay ahead of changes. Putting these managers in regular contact with each other pools their expertise and experiences, effectively creating a library of proven solutions to common problems, special employee situations, and unexpected conflicts. Tapping into managers’ collective histories can accelerate response times and improve efficiency. Collaboration also creates camaraderie among team members, making them more inclined to pitch in when the company needs it,” says Morini.

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