Young Professionals Can Benefit from Senior Co-workers

Posted by: Pulse Young Professionals on Thursday, January 23, 2014
Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers...these are all terms we hear about in the workplace, but we do not always fully understand how our generation affects our work ethic, opinions, and even trust in other colleagues.  The workplace is a melting pot of ages, backgrounds, and expertise.  If we can learn to embrace diversity, our jobs and companies can greatly benefit. Sometimes there's that awkward silence between two colleagues due to a generation gap and the fact that you probably don't have anything in common.  Sometimes there's an internal conflict because you feel like you have to constantly prove yourself to older professionals.  Both of these scenarios are bound to happen when you bring different generations and beliefs into one workplace. Click here to read an article by U.S. News and World Report about how Young Professionals can benefit from and utilize their Senior co-workers. Brittany Baughman is the Community Relations Coordinator at Webster University in Greenville.  She is responsible for the recruitment efforts and public relations activities of the campus.  She and her husband, Jonathan, currently reside in Greenville.

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John Gregory Vincent on March 3, 2014 at 3:47:03 pm said:
Brittany,

Our company spends a great deal of time educating organizations on generations. Your advice and the article you have linked both drive a very important point. For all the differences between the generations, and there are some significant one's, two points can be game changing. 1- There are numerous similarities! 2- Many of the differences can be learning opportunities for younger and older people, not just topics to disagree on. Thanks for the post.

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