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Technology Helps Bridge Generation Gap

This was key message highlighted by author Claire Madden during the 47th Fiji Institute of Accountants Congress at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa on Yanuca Island yesterday.
25 May 2019 16:22
Technology Helps Bridge Generation Gap
Claire Madden.

Understanding technology can help bridge the generational gap in workplaces and also inspire our next generation of leaders.

This was key message highlighted by author Claire Madden during the 47th Fiji Institute of Accountants Congress at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa on Yanuca Island yesterday.

Coinciding with the theme “Prioritising Humanity, Inspire, Empower and Innovate”, Ms Madden said living in a digital era, it was important to balance the age of technology and hyper conic activity without losing human connection.

Ms Madden is a widely-regarded leading voice on multi-generational engagement and emerging social trends by corporations, the media and the wider community.

So as a demographer, she is commissioned by some of Australia’s largest companies and leading brands to interpret the changing landscape and communicate the implications for business and society.

Her dynamic and engaging research-based presentations have helped equip leaders, managers and educators to effectively build teams, engage generations and respond to change.

As according to Ms Madden when looking at the new generation, who are growing up with technology the temptation of entering the virtual world is highly probable.

“We need to help the younger generation leverage their opportunities through innovation and global connectivity and proved new jobs through those platforms,” she added.

“This can help develop strong interpersonal and create more face-to-face skills.”

For leaders in any organisation, Ms Madden is urging them to relook at their leadership style.

“By thinking about leadership style and approaching them as collaborative leadership,” she said.

“Do not just look at the hierarchical, but create a collaborative environment so people can have an opportunity to contribute and help bridge that gap.”

Ms Madden urged the members of the FIA to be mentor for future generations.

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