Last night a client sent me this clip from Leah Garchik‘s column yesterday in the San Francisco Chronicle. 

Good thing I’m now editing my book Millennials & Management (available for pre-order now on Amazon!)

This eavesdropped comment so encapsulates the divide I’ve chronicled and hope to help bridge in my book.

On one side, Boomers and Xers fed up with what they perceive as entitled Millennials (in the workplace 22-34 years old), and Millennials who roll their eyes at the “antiquated” ways of the Boomers and Xers.

 

We all have a lot to learn from each other.

My advice to Boomers & Xers: take a deep breath. Most Millennials don’t mean to be disrespectful, they simply don’t know that they are being disrespectful.

My advice to Millennials: do it our way first before you recommend a new way to get something done. We do things for a reason, and will be able to listen to you without that huge block of salt on the shoulder if you come at solving a problem based on your experience doing it our way, not just dismissing a process out of hand because it feels antiquated.

We all CAN get along together!

 

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