Gen Diff

Different generations in the workplace can provide the diversity of thought which is needed for an organization to move forward and not become disconnected. However, generational differences can lead to conflict, misunderstanding, and a lack of feeling valued by the organization, coworkers, and leadership. We find comfort in our own generational perspective which formed many of our values and preferences. The simple act of communication has its generational preferences whether it be in-person, text, phone, or other soon to be introduced technology. The goal is to understand other generations and the reasons for the differences. It is an opportunity for engagement and understanding. We can learn from each other’s generational perspectives while improving team performance.