Technology and the ‘Intergeneration’
Kerry Hannon – Episode 585
Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello fan and my bud Kerry Hannon returns to the radio program and we deep dive into what I am calling “Generation Us”®, it cuts to the bone of what is occurring in work, that this may be your new supervisor or boss-
As Kerry stated, “people want to be around positivity” and she had this list for us-
- Don’t think you know it all. It’s important to respect your younger boss and vice versa. They were promoted to that position for a reason.
- Be careful about communication challenges. A younger boss may prefer texting over a phone call, for example.
- Watch out for the poison of negative emotions. The anger of reporting to a younger boss more than likely stems from not feeling valued and respected; there may be some resentment, too. Plus there’s the genuine fear of getting fired if the boss isn’t on board with having an older worker on the team.
- Manage your attitude. It’s important to see the silver lining in working with someone younger.
With our bonus years staring us in the face, we gotta have a plan, we gotta understand and we gotta work together as a team.
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