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While many companies focus on making their workplace inviting for Millennials, many have struggled to create a work environment that energizes and nurtures all workers, from novice college graduates to Baby Boomers in the last years of their careers. In the Jackson National IT department, experienced workers have a lot of business domain knowledge while younger workforce has skills in newer technologies.

We want our work environment to foster productivity and collaboration, where employees from different generations make each other better by adding their unique perspectives. The end goal is greater job satisfaction for everyone.


Help us understand what the ideal multi-generational work environment is for our IT department. We need to find a way to foster relationships that create a two-way conversation between older and newer employees, educating everyone in the process. Provide detailed responses to the following questions:

  1. What can we do with our work environment to make it attractive for recent college graduates while supporting the needs of the experienced workforce?
  2. What can we do to encourage collaboration in the workplace between employees who have been with the company for several years and new hires?
  3. What ways can we create learning opportunities where new employees learn (for example Business domain knowledge) from experienced veterans and more established workers learn new technologies and concepts from new employees? What value would each person in that relationship gain?
    Submissions will be graded on the following criteria:
  • Meets Deliverables
  • Creativity
  • Clarity
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