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Us vs. Them: Redefining the Multi-Generational Workplace to Inspire Your Employees to Love Your Company, Drive Innovation, and Embrace Change by Jeff Havens

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9. How to Talk to Someone Significantly Older or More Experienced Than You Are

So you’re stuck working with a bunch of Old People. It was probably too much to hope that they would hire you and then immediately retire en masse, but having that dream fail to materialize is nevertheless disappointing. It’s not that you have a problem with Old People. Far from it: You know plenty of delightful Old People, and your grandparents have been buying your love for years with that check they send every birthday. It’s that your new colleagues act old, playing it so safe that you wouldn’t be surprised to see training wheels on their weird recumbent bicycles. They wouldn’t know a brilliant new idea if it smacked them in the face. You’re certain of that; you’ve ...

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