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Mom Always Said, “Respect Your Elders”

By |2017-01-13T13:42:06-05:00March 14th, 2013|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

If we are lucky, it is going to happen to every one of us…. Aging! Not only will we age in calendar years but our bodies and minds will age in physical years despite our best efforts. Along with these changes come the way people react to us. They will begin to treat us differently… [...]

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Don’t Take That Tone With Me: Closing the Communication Gap

By |2017-01-13T13:42:06-05:00January 10th, 2013|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

Respectful communication in the workplace is very much influenced by how the generations have encountered personal life experiences. Older employees are well accustomed to communication that consisted of sit down, face-to-face type communication with lots of eye-contact, always looking for and reading non-verbal cues (body language), and empathic listening. However, this style of communication may be a struggle for younger management teams due to their dependence on technology based interactions. So how do we overcome this generational communication gap and find ways to overcome the differences in communication styles?

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