On June 14, 2018, Éric Dufour gave a presentation on bridging the generation gap at the Hotel Chicoutimi attended by numerous business leaders and representatives from the region’s socioeconomic sector.
The firm’s Business Transfer Leader and Regional Vice-President illustrated generational differences and emphasized the importance of identifying tendencies created by these gaps.
“You have to build bridges between these gaps. I’d like to see a more disciplined approach to taking action. There is a need for generational sharing, a 2020 bridge. Consider Luciano Pavarotti, the great classical singer, for example. What did he do in 1993? He decided to sing with rock stars such as Bono and Sting. His successful transition quickly silenced his critics. If he could do it, why can’t we?” Dufour stated.
Éric Dufour added that Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has set up an advisory service that can help business people build generational bridges and support an efficient and well-planned entrepreneurial succession initiative.
For more information, read the article (in French) published in Le Quotidien on June 16, 2018.