Generational Communication

Generational Communication | Angela StrykerGenerational communication is a super HOT topic right now.  From Baby Boomers to Generations X, Y and Z, there’s a lot to talk about. Depending on who you talk to the breakdown goes like this:

  • Baby Boomers: Born between 1946 and 1965
  • Generation X: Born 1966-1976
  • Generation Y (a.k.a.Millenials): Born 1977-1994
  • Generation Z : Born 1995-2012

It’s true, there have been “generation gaps”   for as long as most of us can remember.  Things change, people change, we evolve, technology is king….but now with Baby Boomers living longer and there being no shortage of “Generations”, the ability to communicate in a way that is happy for all is really hard to do to say the least…

There has probably never been so many differences between the generations as there are today.  If you talk to a Baby Boomer about Generation Z (who by the way is known to not use a watch for anything other than an accessory) and vice versa, they will probably both tell you that the other was speaking Latin. This idea stands true between all of the generations to one extent or another.  And not only does this miscommunication become obvious in families and other more relaxed relationships but it also is becoming epidemic in the work force.  The Generation X population that have executive and higher management  positions are struggling with the latter generations for a multitude of reasons, from work ethic to the ability to communicate in the everyday necessity of business operations.

At EPPC, we have programs where we are able to “bridge that gap” and help all of these generations and personalities learn how to understand the other and create an environment where everyone learns the protocol for speaking the same language. The programs are not only one on one in nature but also taught in a classroom type setting with all generations present at the same time. This is usually a 6 month program and like all things, if more time is necessary, the training can continue on a month to month basis.

Contact EPPC for more information here!