With 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring every day this is a potential roadblock for small businesses and large corporations. It’s a “Brain Drain,” in that the baby boomer generation has the combined knowledge and experience that is valuable to share with the younger generations.
Consider using mentoring as a bridge. It is a win-win solution to any perceived clash between Boomers and Millennials is to make a priority of encouraging mentoring relationships. Many millennials value coaching and instruction. In a world where they can no longer count on a single employer to shape and structure their career, younger professionals are actively looking for such guidance.
Instead of “Brain Drain,” set up a mentoring bridge between the generations to keep your company on solid ground for future growth.