The historical transfer of power in Egypt has seen the departure of an entrenched 82-year-old dictator and a movement toward a democratically elected government where young Egyptians will have a major voice in politics and policies of the future. A major key to a successful transition that will allow Egypt to move forward as a stable, innovative nation lies in respect and understanding between generations.
The same is true with American businesses.
Innovation is the intersection of the past and present that leads to the future. That’s why it is so important that business leaders publicly acknowledge the contribution of each generation, applaud the unique strengths brought to the table by workers of different ages, and encourage everyone to share their viewpoints as a way to make a strong team even stronger.