For the first time in history, five generations of adults are in the workforce at the same time, which presents some special challenges for managing a business.

At the news website HR Dive, author Valerie Bolden-Barrett consolidates advice and tips on how to tackle communications issues from Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials and Generation Z.

The biggest stumbling block seems to be stereotypes.

“Drawing hard lines between the generations doesn’t take into account such things as personality differences and other distinctions within each group,” she writes.

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