Editor’s Note: Warning – shameless self-promotion coming your way.
One of the fun things about being in the workforce is that you encounter people from the 4 generations that are active today: the Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Xers and Yers/Millenials. I’ve dedicated time here (and here and here and here) to talking about the differences between them. I like to think of the workforce as a generational cocktail party. When you go to the party, you’re talking to people about their thoughts, opinions and needs, but you’re (hopefully) not repeating the same conversation over and over again. So without knowing them personally, you can use their generation as a starting point before you narrow your focus and tailor your conversation to them specifically. Sounds like a pretty fun fiesta, right?
I explored these thoughts in detail in an article I was asked to write for World Architecture News. Not to repeat myself, you can check out the full text of the article (as well as a GIANT photo of me) on the WAN site by clicking here.
Let me know what you think. I’d love to your hear your thoughts on this topic.