As I hear more and more people complain about millennials in the workplace I shake my head and recall the things I learned in Kindergarten. I feel like all of the hype and rhetoric about inter-generational conflict is missing a fundamental point. Rather than placing blame or pointing fingers, why don’t we focus on figuring out how to get along and play nice?
I recently led a workshop at the Larimer County Workforce Center called, Love Millennials, Hate Millennials: We All Just Need to Get Along! In it we did an activity from, Conversational Intelligence, called “Double Clicking,” where we discussed what it means to get along. While the notion of getting along is elementary, the reality is that we all have a different understanding of what it means to do it.
These 7 tips for getting along better with Millennials, Gen Xers and Boomers in the workplace emerged from our discussion at the workshop: