Through school, we get used to spending most of our time around people our own age. Thinking now about how to thrive in intergenerational workplace can help you prepare.
“Generational labels guide us in a kind of ‘cultural translation’ and give us a shared language and context, and a deeper understanding of one another.”
— Lindsey Pollak
“Practicing a willingness to be flexible in our communication practices leads to a focus shift from the generation to the individual client or colleague.”
“Create unique and specific relationships with each person you have the opportunity to work with. Make no assumptions about his or her value system, motivation for coming to work each day, or professional or personal goals.”
“Nelson Mandela said, ‘If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.’”
“Seek out those who can help you fill the gaps.”