Reset the Dialogue: Generational Differences

Arin N. Reeves
May 2014

It’s time to reset the dialogue on generational differences.

Talking about generational differences is all the rage in workplaces these days. Much is written and said on Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y and how they all relate (or don’t) to one another. I’ve done my own share of researching, writing and speaking on this topic over the past few years, and I’ve watched and listened in frustration as the dialogue on this topic has slowly devolved into a diatribe against Gen Y.

If we want productive workplaces, we need to stop the diatribe and reset the dialogue.

Think Smarter. Lead Better.

  • Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

    Stephen R. Covey
  • Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.

    Mahatma Gandhi
  • Controversial' as we all know, is often a euphemism for 'interesting and intelligent.

    Kevin Smith
  • Wide differences of opinion in matters of religious, political, and social belief must exist if conscience and intellect alike are not to be stunted, if there is to be room for healthy growth.

    Theodore Roosevelt
  • Diversity and independence are important because the best collective decisions are the product of disagreement and contest, not consensus or compromise.

    James Surowiecki