During my keynote presentation at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2018 Fall Conference, I discussed how Baby Boomers and Millennials can better work together.
Baby Boomers and Millennials in the Workplace
The differences between baby boomers and millennials can wreak havoc both personally and professionally, or they can be a source of incredible energy and creativity. It’s important to understand these differences and to have some specific strategies for dealing with them.
At the conference, we began by having Millennials group together, and Baby Boomers then also teamed up. Each group made a list of frustrations and positives about the other group.
After these lists were discussed, I revealed that for all the criticism Millennials currently receive, the same stereotypes were attributed to Baby Boomers in the late 1960s. The unfair stereotyping goes both ways!
Baby Boomers Working with Millennials
We give Baby Boomers grief about technology, but I bet every Boomer uses technology.
The Millennials now outnumber Baby Boomers, the generation that was thought to be the biggest possible. As Baby Boomers age, the number of senior citizens in America will double.
Tensions in the workplace stem from the different ways generations have been shaped by cultural events, technology and the economy.
However, I shared recommendations for how Baby Boomers and Millennials can work together!
Credit for the article and video goes to the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.