Increasingly we read about the multi-generational issues facing business leaders – as they come to grips with up to four generations working in their teams.
We read in various publications and blogs about the ways in which the Millennials differ from predecessor generations – we learn that they:
Several months ago I read with interest a new generational category being introduced in the world of travel when segmenting customers – the “ageless millennials” – a group of people transgressing ALL generations. No matter the generation they were born into they want exactly the same things as Millennials and find the younger generations refreshing in their thinking and aligned with the changes they have wanted to initiate for years. Enter……….women over 40.
Women over 40 align so readily with this new category within the multigenerational space – and they do so because they too are “finding” and, or redefining their space at home and at work. There are many events, articles and networks encouraging women over 40 to become more visible and more outwardly active in the workplace and the community.
So it makes sense that women over 40 are just the people to lead the younger generation into greatness in business because they appreciate first-hand the:
Bring on the “ageless millennials” in business; let’s stop assessing and labelling people by their age and assess by their attitude, desire to challenge the status quo and drive to achieve purpose. Women over 40 and Millennials entering the workforce all suffer from labels and attitudes about age! Women in their 40s believe in the younger generation – after all they raised them – so it’s a perfect time to step up and lead them into the future!
The wisdom from all generations is going to be incredibly powerful when we unleash it collaboratively! Let’s believe and let’s lead the way as “ageless millennials”.