Recipe for Powersports Success with a Generational Melting Pot

Glenice Wilder Vice President EFG Companies
Contributing Author:
Glenice Wilder
Vice President
EFG Companies

For the first time in U.S. history, today’s American workforce includes four generations of employees – Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X’ers, and Millennials – each with preferred styles of communication. Each generation brings unique strengths, qualities and even requirements to the powersports dealership. The downside – managing the different expectations of each generation is a challenge.

According to a recent Ernst & Young survey, 75 percent of managers reported that managing multi-generational teams is a challenge, and 77 percent said that different work expectations among generations is a leading challenge they face. Let’s look at what motivates each generation.