A couple of weeks back I wrote about the “Grand Canyon of the Workplace” – the generational gap – and how Boomers can reframe their thinking to bridge the gap. Millennials, now it’s your turn:
1) This new technology is so cool …
Sure. And so were Betamax, AOL (America Online) and 3-D movies (the first time around). It’s all cool. But will it catch on? And does it have staying power? One reason Boomers aren’t as impressed as you are is because they’ve seen lots of cool, new technology. And most of it is in the dustbin.
2) Boomers are resistant to change
Some are, some aren’t – like any generation. But Boomers are different in that they’ve experienced lots of workplace change and know firsthand that change is not always good. And even if it’s good in theory, the implementation can be a disaster. It might be a good idea to find out why they’re resisting change. Maybe there are some red flags you need to be aware of.
Ready to bridge the gap?