Judgy – it’s a word I first heard from my Millennial son, as he challenged something I said. While it stung, his word choice was spot on, as I was making a sweeping generalization about a few Next Gen colleagues.
While tendencies abound for each generation, generational typecasting clouds our vision and divides us further.
Happily, the research is in – intergenerational chats often tee up richer and more expansive thinking – thinking that reveals breakthrough solutions. That’s this month’s focus as we blow away “judgy” myths to help you earn a seat at the “cool kids” innovation table.
Inspired by a recent conference experience, this video and corresponding post examine generational myths and how when they go unchallenged, they can create dangerous blind spots. Yes, even brilliant and otherwise stellar professional speakers battle cognitive biases. We all do, but we need to do better. READ MORE
Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, is leading a movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of age. This TED Talk includes stories you can share to diffuse a few pesky myths about the age 55+ segment.
Forbes Insights conducted a survey of 300+ senior executives to learn more about the role that diversity and inclusion plays in the B2B world. This free report outlines several surprising findings, like this one: “Respondents feel they’ve made progress in gender diversity, but they feel they’ve fallen short in areas such as disability and age.” DOWNLOAD REPORT