How To Destroy The Bridge Between Generations - Scoop 44

Misti Burmeister
February 27, 2009 — 1,617 views  
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As I read the following quote, I thought, here, THIS, is the reason there is such a gap between young and seasoned professionals.

“Gen Y professionals are perceived as being the weakest performers among the four generations in the U.S. workforce.”

HUMAN RESOURCE EXECUTIVE, 1-09, PG. 29

Of course there are just as many news articles pointing to how absolutely amazing generation Yers are. And, what’s amazing is that it’s true - generation Yers are great! So are Generation Xers, Baby Boomers and Matures. Each generation has it’s own unique talents, defining moments and ways of approaching life. Thank God! If we were all exactly the same, who would come up with new, innovative ideas or challenge the status quo?

While many people are focused on the challenge of the differences, I welcome all of us to consider the advantage of the differences. When harnessed, the differences are truly a huge asset.

The only way to build a bridge between people of different generations is to help both young and seasoned professionals understand how to communicate, build relationships and share ideas amoung each other. The responsibility lies in the hands of both young and seasoned professionals. I welcome you to take action on building the bridge!

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

Rock on!

Misti Burmeister
www.MistiB.com

Misti Burmeister

Inspirion Inc.

Burmeister brings more than a decade of professional experience to her work with diverse clientele, including organizations like AT&T, UPS, Marriott International, Choice Hotels, U.S. Army and Navy, Wal-Mart and Johnson & Johnson Company. As a result of her hands-on coaching, clients have seen significant improvements in employee retention, ultimately contributing to their bottom lines. One organization saw a 90 percent reduction in its turnover rate! Her timely contributions are catching the attention of the media, businesses and even the government. She's been quoted in the Washington Business Journal, The Washington Post and The Washington Times. Combining humor with hard-hitting information delivered with "an amazing amount of energy,"¯ she's earned acclaim for providing real, quantitative and effective steps that empower and bring out the best in multi-generational organizations "“ immediately.