Navigating Generational Diversity in Healthcare and Beyond

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Lorraine Parker-Clegg joins the Healthcare Experience Matters Podcast this week for a truly inspiring chat about navigating generational diversity.

Lorraine touches on the challenges and benefits of a multigenerational workforce when it comes to working in healthcare and other industries. She also brings the discussion back to its impact on the patient experience.

Lorraine has deep expertise in engaging the multigenerational workforce. She has an extensive healthcare and human resources background.

“Ultimately, every facet of the world that we’re living in from a human resources standpoint is impacted by this,” Lorraine said.

Lorraine joined her current company, Allison Transmission, as Chief People Officer in Human Resources in October 2020. She has spent much of her career working in Talent Acquisition and Human Resources throughout the United State and Europe.

She posses a wealth of information on the many intricacies involved when people of many different generations come together to achieve a likeminded goal.

“When we think about diversity in its broadest sense, it’s all about having a wide variety of perspectives,” she said.

Many important topics covered on today’s episode include: 

  • Being inclusive
  • Representing the perspectives of those that we serve
  • Communication between different generations
  • The importance of co-existence

Today’s chat is focused on generational diversity in the healthcare sector, but the key takeaways from this podcast interview are applicable to a wide variety of industries.

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  • An introduction to Lorraine and her background (:15)
  • Lorraine defines generational diversity (1:45)
  • Generational diversity as a focus of healthcare organizations and hospitals in 2022 (3:50)
  • What are some of the difficulties organizations face with a multigenerational workforce?  (6:50)
  • The advantages of having a multigenerational workforce in healthcare (8:25)
  • Is there any other ways a multigenerational workforce may impact the patient experience? (9:45)

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