The Great Generational Shift unfolding today presents a whole new set of challenges for employers, employees, and managers. Human beings have short lives, which push us to make an impact on the world during our time here. A generation tends to dominate society during middle age, before dying off as the next one takes the helm. It is understood that you are more set in your ways the older you get. People become more conservative as they get older, less prone to taking risks and embracing new ideas and concepts. This can create tension and frustration between the aging generation that are closer to retiring, and the younger generation coming into their own.
These humans live to be around 500 years. This means that the older generation are likely to be in power far longer than their human counterparts. They are the heads of families, businesses, and remain in the political sphere for many centuries. They are likely to keep power for as long as they are able. This is likely to keep younger folks from the reigns of power as they work under their elders, likely making society stagnant and unchanging.
Society is broken down into clans, each made up of their own families. Small businesses are the bread and butter of society, with them being clan-owned. Your co-workers are likely to be related to you. Occasionally, two families combine their interests, creating one large clan.
How can this long lived species deal with the inetivable tensions and generational upheaval between these two groups?