Updated Saturday, October 25, 2014 as of 5:19 PM ET

Communicating with Various Generations

Try to Learn About Each Other's Perspectives
Younger generations work hard and play hard. They're able to get a lot done in a very short period of time. Older generations appreciate nuance. They work hard and play when it suits their work schedule. They're detail-oriented and career-focused. There's nothing wrong with either approach. Sharing those perspectives is important, as there's much to be learned from your experience and their exuberance and passion. You won't agree on everything and that's okay, but having a basis for understanding makes bridging gaps a significantly easier process.

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