Chances are that your company’s workforce is made of people of different ages and generations. The differing communication style of these two generations can prove to be an asset — if managed correctly.
Much has been written stereotyping both the millennial and older generations, but the real insight lies in how they work together – if given the right environment.
At the core of the Millennial energy is potential.
- Relatively fresh, especially in the working world.
- Able to work incredibly hard when they are motivated to do so.
- Intuitively understand technology – they are “digital natives.”
- Want to see the world become a better place for themselves and their future families.
- Want mentors who can guide them and explain what mistakes to avoid
At the core of older energy is experience.
- Spent decades learning.
- Intangible wisdom that comes from decades of forming and living through relationships, projects, and experiences.
- Tend to have an uneven relationship with technology.
- Want to see the world become a better place for their kids and grandkids.
- Want to feel like they have a direct and tangible way to give back and pass along the things they’ve learned.