Young Professional Network

What did you want to achieve? 

How can we effectively attract and retain talent across different generations? The Solvay Young Professional Network has taken the initiative to ponder these pivotal questions. In an ever-changing and uncertain world, finding one’s place can be a challenge. How to work together towards a win-win approach (better results and well-being at work)? One glaring realisation has swiftly emerged – stereotypes pose a significant barrier to this endeavour. 

What did you do?

We convened representatives from various generations to reflect on any preconceived notions they might hold about other age groups. The next step is to devise strategies for dismantling these stereotypes and fostering collaborative efforts, thereby unlocking the full potential of each individual. 

What are the results so far?

By prioritizing tangible solutions, each generation had the opportunity to articulate their specific needs and aspirations. We discovered significant shared interests within each age group, as well as distinctions between them. Together, we worked towards identifying strategies to enhance our collective effectiveness in the workplace. 

What have you learned? 

It’s always very useful to learn to collaborate and communicate. We all have a different understanding, but sharing interpretations and perspectives is fundamental for fostering understanding and empathy among team members. Collaboration is essential. We all have the potential to develop, but we’re stronger and we’ll go further together.