An Example for the Next Generation: What Boomer Women can Teach Millennials

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In the corporate world everyone is talking about the wave of Generation Y entering the workforce. Apparently, in the coming years these Millennials will overtake Boomers as the largest working population. There is a huge buzz surrounding the ways our generation and Gen X are supposed to learn to work with and manage Gen Y.

However, I think there may be some more important things that we can learn from each other.

At one time, Baby Boomers were in the very same position as Millennials. We entered the workforce en masse, especially women in our generation, and changed the way the corporate world works. Now that many of us are facing retirement we are looking at ways to change the way the aging population lives.

So what can Millennials learn from us? Plenty, as it turns out.

  • We can teach them about principles. The Millennials are a generation that relies on Google to be part of their collective memory. This is absolutely fantastic and using the tools available is important for both generations. However, Boomers can teach Gen Y a thing or two about principles. Millennials want straight answers and immediate feedback and they can learn from our generation about how to apply those to their jobs and ultimately their lives after employment.

I encourage you to click below to read more about how we can work together for the future.

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