Never before have so many generations been simultaneously in the active work force. Some would estimate that today’s workforce spans four or five generations. Others would add that not only does the quantity of generations create a challenge, but also the differences between them exponentially increase that challenge.
The dilemma here isn’t the generations. The dilemma is our dwelling on their surface-level differences without digging deeper. Generations by definition are lumped into generalizations, and generalizations have a way of pulling us to the surface. When you combine the dwelling on differences with the absence of an intentional awareness of personal core values, you create an even greater divide between generations.
Staying on the surface of anything or anyone will always lead you to a set of differences, disconnects, and unhealthy divides … especially when that is what you’re looking for. I think we would be surprised to find that the deeper we dig into the core values of individuals within each generation, the more we’d find how much they have in common.
What have you seen in common at the core? Share it with us below!