Boomers and Millenials: Ways they can work together effectively

by Gaby Gramont

Boomers and Millenials can learn valuable skills from each other

There has been a lot of buzz in recent years about the different work styles and perspectives of Millennials and Baby Boomers. Whatever generation you come from, it’s important to realize there is a great deal to be learned from one another.

A recent Washington Post article revealed why Millennial and Boomer women should be friends and how this friendship can impact their careers. While decades may separate the peers, they each bring valuable knowledge and skills to the workplace. Millennials are tech-savvy, creative and enterprising, cleverly using the tools at their fingertips to be productive. Workers in their 50s and 60s learned how to succeed first-hand, climbing the corporate ladder, rung by rung, through years of perseverance and hard work.

Putting differences aside, Baby Boomers can be role models for the younger generation and Millennials can teach their more senior peers how to use technology to work more effectively. And, among other shared interests, both groups share the desire for work-life balance.

> Read the full Washington Post article: “Millennial and Boomer Women Should Be Friends. It’s Good for Their Careers”

At TorchLight, we believe Millennials and Baby Boomers can learn a great deal from one another. A thriving workplace requires contributions from both generations—to build on the foundation of the past and to move the company forward toward the future.

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