Play the Generational Challenge Game

by Phyllis Weiss Haserot

You’re a Baby Boomer reporting to a hotshot younger (Gen Y/Millennial) boss with pre-conceived assumptions about what you can or cannot do.


What would you do in this situation? Select a response and explain why.

  1. Point out that you have been around a long time with lots of experience and proceed to give advice?
  2. Complement his/her achievements and ask how you can be most helpful in reaching the group’s goals? (getting your ego out of the way)
  3. Suggest you start by talking out your respective working and learning styles and figure out how you can collaborate most productively?
  4. Give a resume of your technology savvy and assure the young boss you are capable of whatever challenges you are given?

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Phyllis Weiss Haserot

Phyllis Weiss Haserot, president of Practice Development Counsel, helps organizations and individuals solve inter-generational challenges among work colleagues and with clients to achieve better productivity and knowledge transfer, retention, succession planning and business development results. Connect with her through emailtwitter, or LinkedIn