Fri, 7 October 2022
The title of Chris De Santis’s new book is sure to resonate with employers and employees alike: Why I Find You Irritating: Navigating Generational Friction at Work.
Many business owners and veteran company employees find their younger colleagues irritating — failing to share their values and work ethic.
Guess what? The feeling is mutual, as Millennials and GenZers often lack respect for their older co-workers.
Chris, an organization expert and former director of training and development for the American Medical Association, has studied generational differences for 18 years. He's discovered that — when well understood — the generational conflict that is so prevalent these days can be leveraged to the benefit of the organization and all its staff.
Who buys that theory? Among Chris’s clients, you’ll find Google, Microsoft, Adobe, Lilly, and Bank of America.
This week, Chris shares with host and award-winning author Dean Rotbart his take on what most companies get wrong and how to avoid squandering the value inherent in generational diversity.
Photo: Chris De Santis, Why I Find You Irritating