To The Readers of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel:
Generational challenges have existed in the workplace since there ever was a workplace, just as generational challenges exist in any organization, or any family unit or group of people. In my experience, success in meeting generational challenges is dependent on flexibility.
Younger generations oftentimes have different priorities, different ways of doing things and different ways of expressing themselves. These all need to be accepted and embraced. Meanwhile, the older generations’ viewpoints and activities should be respected and emulated, as appropriate. Life lessons can be gained from working alongside older generations of lawyers.
A vibrant organization that wants to continue to be productive must make itself attractive to all - and provide a safe and nurturing atmosphere for all who are in the organization. I invite you to learn from other generations of lawyers with whom you work. Exchange the latest apps and technologies, swap musical ideas, or share recipes for food and success.
Tweet me @NYCLAPres and share how you are working with lawyers of other generations and issues you are facing.
Stewart D. Aaron