As a Millennial I am flabbergasted by the generalizations that are displayed all over media about work force generations. I have been defined as lazy, unproductive, narcissistic, high energy, tech savvy, blah, blah, blah. As an executive recruiter who has spent the last 3 years working with every single age demographic, I can say these generalizations are absurd.

Everyone’s different, from the way we are raised to the obstacles we overcome in our life that shape who we are. I have come across every generation and I have met a great deal of people who couldn’t make these assumptions more wrong. As we transition between generations, it’s important to look at the work force as a big wave of cohesiveness and not one tidal wave of conflicting generations. Let’s not put up walls in the office space ­– let’s break them down. We all want to learn and we have all need to change, whether we like it or not. Let’s use the knowledge we have built over time to create a social learning atmosphere.

How are you creating a social learning environment in your business? People often say stagnation is the death of business. Don’t fall behind and be afraid of change. Grab the reins and create an environment that encourages learning from the past and the present.

Daniel Giddings

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