The Multi-Generational Workplace

The Multi-Generational Workplace
By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to sit on a panel at the Southern California Real Estate Conference in which we discussed the multi-generational workplace. Represented on this panel were: Builders, Boomers, Gen Xers & Millennials. It was brilliantly directed by managerial/generational rapport expert Chip Espinoza, Ph. D.c. What an exciting discussion to be part of. With the abundance of Millennials pouring into the workplace, I was the proverbial “guinea pig” of sorts. But while I was asked about things like our (millennial) tech savvy and self-drive, I was also able to express my sincere admiration for the tireless work ethic exhibited by boomers, the pride shown by builders or the ingenuity shown by Gen X’ers who have become sort of the bridge between “then and now”.

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The conclusion: success takes a perfect balance of old school work ethic and new school technology. Not adapting or conforming to the new way of business will leave you behind. With this, we were all in agreement.