Generational Change: Task Force Report


Created in June 2009, the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Generational Task Force was developed to address three main issues, recruiting, retention and retirement, presented by the shifting of the workforce to one that includes four diverse generations. This report, written by the Generational Task Force, provides governments with practical and supportive tool, along with case studies, that will help them meet new challenges regardless of their current state of preparedness. Evidence provided in this paper demonstrates how generations differ in work styles, motivation, technological skill and personal values, understanding these differences in key to productive interactions and performance among these varied groups.