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Connecting Boomers & Gen Z: Free Whitepaper

Building successful strategies for intergenerational communication

A group of four women professionals from different generations have a pleasant conversation. One is a Baby Boomer with short gray hair, the others are dark-haired Millennials and Gen Z. All wear business casual clothes.

Separating fact from fiction: How to tackle ageist stereotypes and facilitate better workplace communication between generations. 

How well do your teams work with people of different ages? 

When different generations meet in the workplace, it can be a source of friction.  

The media doesn’t always help, often portraying the generations as fundamentally different from one another. As a result, most people think they know how Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z tick – but do these stereotypes stand up to scrutiny? 

If managers can combat conscious and unconscious ageism within their departments, they can unlock the many benefits of an age-diverse team. Every generation has something to offer, but more importantly, they first need to see one another as individuals with unique characteristics, not as clichés.  

In this whitepaper, you’ll learn about:  

  • The benefits of hiring teams with a diverse age profile 
  • Common stereotypes about each generation’s workplace habits and whether they’re fact or fiction 
  • What successful communication at the workplace means 
  • How communication breaks down between individuals, particularly those from different age groups 
  • Practical strategies for reducing ageism and misunderstandings between generations 
 

About the author:

Christoph Drebes

Christoph is an entrepreneur from Munich and co-founded Mystery Minds in 2016. Mystery Minds' mission is to make the world of work more human by creating meaningful, personal connections between colleagues. The remote-only team already works with over 250 international companies, helping them to strengthen internal networks and overcome silo mentalities.


Originally published on August 21, 2023 at 10:00 AM, amended on August 21, 2023 at 10:55 AM

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