It’s Generational! Knowing what shapes the multi-generational mix as well as the state it puts us in can catapult you forward or be your downfall if ignored or mishandled. Often, it can feel like someone from another generation is personally reacting, ignoring, or trying to irritate YOU. Or, perhaps you may think the person personally doesn’t like you or is refusing to agree with you. I can’t say that never happens (some people may actually be trying to ignore or irritate you); however, many times their actions are rooted more deeply in their generational paradigm of how they see the world and believe that things should happen; this paradigm may include such things as what constitutes good work ethic, dress codes, and/or how people should be rewarded or disciplined in the workplace.
So, as you continue forward on your journey of becoming Generationally Savvy™, I encourage you to use this mantra:
It’s not personal—it’s generational.
Read it again and say it out loud a few times. You may even want to visit www.UnlockingGenerationalCODES.com to print off a sign for your office as a reminder.