Category: Generational Intelligence
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Anytime we think some other generation should behave differently, work differently or think differently, we are probably identifying a knee-jerk generational assumption.
Most shoulds are reflexive, simply the way our generation tends to think because of the times and the technology we grew up with.
Do these sound familiar?
Another generation shows up late to meetings. You think they should show up on time. And by 'on time' you mean 10 minutes before the meeting...
at Thursday, May 24, 2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Diverse teams get better results. They bring home more sales, more customers, more profit and more innovation.
But this is completely counterintuitive .
Working with people who are like us feels more effective. On a homogenous team, people understand each other quickly, and collaboration flows smoothly. The sameness gives us the sensation of progress.
In reality, friction adds value. For example, more diverse juries weigh cases more deeply. When homogenous teams...
at Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
I can totally relate to the jumper above. Entering 2018 feels like making a crazy leap into an unknown future where things keep changing fast.
Disruption is the new normal. Maybe like me you often wonder what will happen next. If so, there's good news.
The question that unlocks the future is not “What will happen next?”
Ask instead, “ WHO will happen next?”
Who is positioned to bring new and timely innovation to your company? Who is reshaping...
at Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
What’s changing in healthcare? Nearly everything ! It’s easier to ask what’s not changing. That would be a shorter list.
Three megatrends are in play simultaneously: digital tech, consumerism and public policy No matter what our role in the industry, we're all feeling the pressure of disruption.
Star Trek and TUGS
New technology is all over the board, from electronic charting, mobile care and scheduling with...
at Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
There’s so much fuss about generations these days. Do you wonder where all this interest is coming from or where it’s going? Do you wonder why generations shop differently, vote differently and have different notions about work ethic? You’re not alone. That’s why we made this top-12 list. If your question didn’t make the list, contact us . We are your go-to gen geeks.
1. What is the definition of a generation?
Your generation is simply the group of people...
at Thursday, March 30, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The Boomer president of a law firm was concerned about young attorneys who dressed more casually than he thought appropriate. So he sent an email to everybody saying that he wanted all attorneys in suits during client meetings.
One Millennial attorney didn’t agree. He gave the email some thought and decided to respond. He wrote, “I have a lot of young clients. A suit may not be the right move when meeting with them.” He carefully constructed his arguments for going casual....
at Thursday, March 23, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017
The first place we tend to recognize generational differences is at work. But no matter where we go, we slosh around in a stew of different generations. Do these sound familiar?
• Your family is trying to plan a beach trip for next year. The Boomers have their calendars planned til 2035 (or the apocalypse, whichever comes first), but the Millennials can’t commit to next year. They’re still on Snapchat deciding where to go tonight.
You argue with family...
at Thursday, March 9, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Guest Post by Katie Fritchen | Crestcom International, Inc.
Generation: (n) Everybody born about the same time you were, and who shared many of your formative experiences.
Stereotype: (n) Preconceived notions that Gen Xers are Slackers, that Millennials are entitled or that Boomers are intractible. (NOT!)
Generational stereotyping is not new. In the 8th century BC, the poet Hesiod wrote, “I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on...
at Monday, February 20, 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Generational studies have been around for a decade now. Most of us ticked generational differences off our competency list years ago.
Millennials? Lots of feedback. Boomers? Use the phone.
And that was fine. Until now.
Right now, generations at work are changing faster than you can say “demographic cohort.”
First, millennials aren’t the new guys any more. They’re established, experienced and the largest generation in the workplace -- basically the new...
at Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Not long ago I met a dynamic Gen Xer. She is a VP in a C-Suite dominated by Boomers.
As a skeptical Xer, she looked at things from a new perspective, consistently asking the hard questions and pushing back against time-worn assumptions. To her, that was part of doing her job. But Boomers in the group saw her as negative. “They used to cringe when I walked in the room,” she told me. “I saw them do it.” Isolated and discounted, she got nowhere with her initiatives. Her...
at Thursday, January 26, 2017