Why Learning To Work With Younger Generations Is So Important

Did you know that there are four generations in the workplace? That’s right. And if you want to have a satisfying career, you’ve got to learn how to work with ALL of them. Related:It Takes More Than Experience To Get A Job This can be challenging for many professionals. Why? Because each generation has a different way of looking at work and a different definition of accountability. This is causing lots of friction between the “old schoolers” and the “new schoolers,” which can be detrimental to both your work relationships and productivity. As a seasoned worker who’s had years and years of experience in your field, it can be tough to watch someone straight out of college excel in front of your eyes, and easy to shut down new, innovative ideas with the excuse, “We’ve always done it this way.” What you might not realize, though, is that frustration you’re feeling is being projected to your co-workers, especially those who you feel are overstepping their professional bounds. You’ll look intimidating to them and, instead of seeing you as a helpful resource, they’ll see you as the grumpy, old co-worker who has a huge problem adjusting to the times. And your co-workers aren’t the only ones who will see you this way. Employers will, too. This is where you run into issues. If you allow this negative attitude to interfere with your work, people will notice. And trust me, it’s a bad look for you. It hurts your professional brand immensely and it will make it harder for you to find a job. Companies want professionals who are excited and willing to collaborate with employees of all ages because, in the end, it doesn’t matter how old you are - the only thing that matters it that you do a great job at work. So, how can you connect with the younger generation at work? Watch these FREE videos on to find out how you can change your perspective and learn how to work with the younger generations effectively.

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