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Anthony Kies

Agencies around my area tend to face the challenge of keeping moral at a high level which in turn does affect retention. However, we tend to see that we fight a generational age gap in which our leaders and subordinates are on two different playing fields. This in ability to educate themselves as leaders to better understand the generation gap is creating a big problem in agencies around this area. The they need to just deal with it mentality isn’t working any longer and there has to be a happy medium with our direction as not to enable poor behavior, rather be able to communicate with the younger generation to ensure we are keeping moral as high as possible. There is a fine line as well between the administration and the inability to deal with problem personnel in fear of moral repercussion.