Closing the Generational & Digital Divide: Empowering Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, and Boomers in the Workplace

Does your organization have issues hiring, retaining, and working with a wide range of age groups? Or maybe it’s worse, sometimes. Does at feel like there’s a battle going on? Or a huge disconnect between what employees expect and what’s going on?

In some ways, the interactions and communications among Baby Boomers, Gen X’ers, Millennials, and Gen Z in the workplace has devolved into an “us” vs. “them” mentality.  And instead of getting better, it’s only getting worse.

If this issue isn’t addressed, your business or team will never achieve its goals; and people on the team, or in the organization, will feel frustrated and held back. (No wonder it’s hard to reach individual or team goals!)

I speak about – and do  workshops – on this topic. And I’ve written a book! OK, Boomer: Revelations of a Baby Boomer Working With Millennials. 

My workshops and online sessions help teams: 

  • understand the workplace issues of Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X’ers, and Baby Boomers
  • see the cultural conflicts and their effects on employees
  • identify current trends and tools – and why they haven’t worked “in the real world”
  • learn new ways to navigate and resolve this cultural challenge

Here’s what people are saying about the book

Janet Granger has written the most comprehensive, yet succinct commentary on the workplace issues caused by the digital intergenerational divide and, most importantly, what employees and managers of all ages can do to close the gaps dividing them.  While her findings are based on science and hard facts, she includes interesting anecdotes that are very relatable and makes this an easy and informative read.  This book and Janet’s workshops could also be very helpful to HR professionals who are trying to help their clients function better, both as leaders and as team members.  –  Doreen Collins, HR Executive, GE (Retired)

Ok Boomer highlights the underlying issue of a lack of trust between generations due to a lack of mutual understanding and historical context. Janet brings empathy and education to both sides of the conversation, which will inevitably result in better working relationships and overall success in the organization. A must read for intergenerational teams! – Rachel L. Rider, Executive Coach & Leadership Consultant

Check out my session at the EVOLVE conference in May 2020: https://app.swapcard.com/event/evolve-the-virtual-event-for-planners/planning/UGxhbm5pbmdfMTA0ODkw

And here’s a webinar with TALK Talent from September 2020: https://talktalent.com/chapter/national/events/136-closing-the-generational-digital-divide-empowering-millennials-boomers-and-gen-x-ers-in-the-workplace

Interested in learning more? Check out the FAQ’s about my Inter-generational work. 

Not sure how to begin resolving this issue in your workplace? Contact me and let’s talk about it.

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