Friday, September 15, 2017

Dear Millennials, from Baby Boomers (And Vice Versa) - HUFFINGTONPOST

by Sharon Schweitzer
Originally published: September 13, 2017

Since September is Intergeneration Month, take time to appreciate the richness that comes with the collaboration of wise and young minds. Intergenerational Month is a global movement celebrating the benefits of relationships between adults aged 60+ and young people. It also raises awareness about societal changes that create the need for mindfully uniting generations. Each generation has its own vocabulary, preferred resources, and behavioral norms. Now that the number of Millennials has surpassed the Baby Boomers as the United State’s largest living population, it behooves business professionals of all generations to consider these tips for a seamless intergenerational workplace.

Dear Millennials,

Use Social Media… Wisely. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat—your social media expertise is important. Don’t refrain from using these platforms; they are the communication of the future. Do be cautious about content. Even if your personal instagram account is set to private, consider omitting your surname and creating a second, more polished account to connect with colleagues. Potential employers look at social media; depending on the position or license, passwords can be requested.