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Ageless Anthem

February 29, 2016

By Jeanine Izzo

Elephant Kiss

They are younger than me

They don’t know what I know

They have to pay their dues

They want to change everything

I can’t believe the future lies in their hands

 

They are older than me

They don’t know what I know

They protect information like their life is at stake

They are set in their ways

I can’t believe they’ve been doing it the same way this long

 

They are younger than me

They have fresh ideas

A lot of energy

Not a lot of baggage

They can help me be more agreeable to change

 

They are older than me

They have the wisdom of experience

A steadiness

A history of events to draw upon

They can help shorten my learning curve

 

When we work together, willingly and respectfully…

We bridge the gap between too stodgy and too risky

Our collective ideas are stronger

Our differences will ultimately lead to more success

The future becomes more exciting and sustainable

 

Forward Moving Tips:

If you are on the older side:

  •      Remember what it was like to be young
  •      Think about the ways you were able to contribute early on
  •      Acknowledge the strengths you have now as well as the gaps
  •      Be able to communicate these and seek support for growth areas
  •      NOTE:  You’re never too old to learn

If you are on the younger side:

  •     Realize that you too will become the older ones in the workforce
  •     Think about how you would like to be treated
  •     Know how you can add value right now and what areas you can grow into
  •     Be able to communicate these and seek support for growth areas
  •     NOTE:  There is no age requirement for making a big impact

Never before has their been such a wide range of ages in the workplace…from new grads to baby boomers that are not retiring as early as predicted.  There are immense opportunities within this landscape as long as we emphasize the benefits of differing perspectives to rise in unison.

For assistance with moving forward with more focus, confidence and success along your journey,  Contact Viage Partners today.

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