What do young feds think of their older coworkers – and vice-versa?
The results of an exclusive Federal News Radio survey reveal what may be a cultural rift in the federal workplace.
Many longer-term feds who took the survey said they view their younger counterparts as entitled and lacking communication skills. They say young feds are unprepared for government work. Meanwhile, young feds say their older coworkers are unmotivated and unable to adapt.
Also, longer-term feds don’t think young feds will stay in government for very long. Only 10 percent said they thought young feds would continue to work in government. Meanwhile, more than 50 percent of respondents under age 35 said they want to stay in government for their entire career.
What’s the situation at your agency? Is there a cultural divide in the multi-generational workplace? Or do employees of all ages build on each other’s strengths?
The survey was part of a Federal News Radio special report The New Face of Government.