Collaboration across generations
Because we value the talents and energy of our millennial employees, we’re continually seeking ways to better understand what motivates and inspires younger co-workers.
With that goal in mind, we developed a training program in 2017 to help our employees collaborate across generations. After one of the sessions, a millennial participant suggested we do something more: create an employee resource group (ERG) dedicated to multi-generational support. From that idea, GenERGy was born.
GenERGy’s members seek to build a bridge of understanding across generations and create a more inclusive culture at Moody’s. The group held four events in 2017 with nearly 1,300 employees in attendance. Its first event was titled “Disrupting the Workplace: How Generational Diversity Impacts Innovation.” GenERGy has also held panel discussions on topics such as flexible work arrangements — something important to many millennial employees.
“This group is an excellent way to learn about generational differences and similarities,” says Blair Worrall, Senior Vice President of Ratings Delivery & Data and GenERGy’s executive sponsor. “It’s also a great opportunity to network with employees and gain valuable insights.”