Hello again! 🙂
The next few blogs will address how to repair generational conflicts. We now have 5 generations in the workplace and at times the differences get in the way of morale and communication in general. You will see how each generation has been impacted by specific experiences shared in each generation. The five generations are traditionalists, baby boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Edge.
I’m working hard not to judge me. I wish you’d do the same.
Tastee, Character on Orange is the New Black
Repair Generational Conflicts Idea #1
Do these comments sound familiar?
- “They don’t have a good work ethic”
- “They are set in their ways”
- “They are deadwood”
- “They have no desire to learn new technology”
- “They are workaholics and don’t have a life”
Repair Generational Conflicts Idea #2
- Organizations miss out on numerous opportunities if boomers and traditionalist are not on teams solving workplace issues with generation X and Millennials.
- Failing to sit down together and learn from each other carriers a heavy cost.
- Joyce’s diversity motto is: Different equals different. Different does not equal wrong!
Repair Generational Conflict Idea #3
Discuss how each generation views the following:
- Work Ethic
- Organizational Structure
- Work Formality
- Community Involvement
You will hear a variety of opinions, values, and beliefs from your diverse team. There will be a lot of laughter as long as no one is judging anyone! 🙂
More Thoughts from Joyce on how to Repair Generational Conflict
Prejudice, discrimination, cliques, ignorance on generational, cultural, racial, and gender differences are building walls between team members. Tearing down barriers and building relationships are necessary to increase morale. Knowledge alone won’t reduce prejudice, yet it is a good first step.
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with concerns that you are experiencing at work.
Next week look for interesting information about the traditionalist generation.
Until next time,
Career Coach and Corporate Communication Strategist
Have a great week.
Remember, YOU Get What YOU Tolerate!