More millennials are becoming bosses every day. You may not be working for one now at a venue, but you may in the future. Then the question arises, if you’re in an older generation, how do you deal with working for a younger boss?
Expert career counselor Dawn Rasmussen, CARW, CMP, offers a few suggestions via a LinkedIn post. Let’s look at some of her tips.
Educate Yourself on the Younger Mindset
“There are a lot of great books out there that talk about how technology has sped up how rapidly younger people acquire and consume information, and how that has shaped their interactions.”
“Find a way to offer advice without coming across as condescending, patriarchal, or teacher-like. Gentle coaching that inserts the lessons learned can provide leaders with a diplomatic way of asking for more information on how to avoid making mistakes without looking bad or inexperienced.”
“If we don’t adapt to changing workplaces and leadership styles, we will likely find ourselves on the way out.”
Please read Rasmussen’s full post for more advice and her great answer to the interview question: “How would you handle working for a younger boss?”
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