A Behavioral Consultant and licensed Human Resource professional Mrs. Phebean Amusan has alerted Africans on the need to be proud of their roots in times like this and explore the potential of the African continent.
Mrs. Amusan said this while speaking at an event organized by African Young Brains to mark the 22nd International Youth Day, quoted the International Labour Organization’s report that about 375 million young people of working age will emerge from Africa in a few years, affirming the need to act fast on the potential of the continent.
Mrs. Amusan stated that there was a need to understand different generations of the workforce in the workplace to ensure that everyone is carried along.
The HR professional also mentioned that “every generation has different abilities and strengths; we need to see the good in the different generations to avoid stereotypes and discrimination. We all need to be aware of diversity and inclusion in our workspace as well as become culturally intelligent and celebrate all characteristics of different generations for a more productive workspace and for excellence”.
Also speaking at the event, The United Nations Program Operations specialist Mr. Olusoji Adeniji advised youths on the importance of having conversations that will connect all generations for effectiveness in both social institutions and the workplace.
Adeniji revealed that prejudice and discrimination in relation to ageism is a problem that has affected the young and older generation thereby reducing the quality of impact for collective development.
“Ageism can be expressed in institutional and cultural settings, social networks as well as by individuals. It affects everyone and is seen everywhere” he said.
The meeting which was hosted by Dr Femi Awoyemi had in attendance former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Sarah Sosa; Professor Fola Faponle, Professor Ojogbon, Dr Adeniyi Olayanju, Dr Olumide Adedeji PhD, FCA and Dr Mercy Agumadu (FIPMA, MIASAS, ELMP, MANUPA) amongst other dignitaries.