“Bridging the generational gap is like controlling traffic at a four-way stop sign. To avoid collisions, drivers must give-and-take from each generation to keep the productivity flowing, creating a more cordial and hopefully collaborative environment.” – Author, Ira S. Wolfe
Baby Boomers are lingering in the workplace. Gen Xs are growing impatient waiting to acquire additional responsibilities and ascend into leadership. Gen Ys are knocking at HR’s door in record numbers. And technology, including social media, is transforming the mode and pace of communication. This convergence of “the wired, the tired, and technology” is simultaneously creating opportunity and crisis.
The Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization website and book is dedicated to exposing the assets of each generation and neutralizing the liabilities in order to turn potential clash points into collaboration and a business competive advantage. I hope both this site and my book provide you with the inspiration and the tools that you’ll need to get started leading and managing a multi-generational workforce.
I’d like to hear about your experiences, your stories, and your breakthroughs. Please share those generational “funnies” that made you smile and the challenges that might even make you angry or cry. If you have a story to tell, a tool to recommend, or a question you need answered, please contact me or leave your comments on the blog.