What if we didn't talk about generations? What if they were a false construct?
The frequency in which I hear people talk about their ‘hustle’, or their ‘side hustle’ (a side project from which they get fulfillment that they cannot get from their 9-5 gig), has been on a steady increase for the past few years.
The fact that we glorify hustling like we glorify being busy is unfortunate, and ultimately should be put to a halt.Read more
In April 2016, the cover of the Harvard Business Review read: “You Can’t Fix Culture”, which made me wonder what was wrong with culture in the first place. Like energy, culture can’t be created or destroyed. How it differs, though, is that it can be aligned and tweaked to ensure that the environment is aligned with the people, and that everyone is bought into the direction of the company. The disconnect is that the tenure in the workplace is shortening, anxiety in the workplace is rising, and meaningful communication is decreasing. This is due to a dependency on technology and gross generalizations of people based on the year they were born, or generation they are a part of. Consider the idea that generations are a false construct. Classifying people based on qualities they may not have (ie. narcissism, lack of loyalty and trust, etc.) is prohibitive in a communication gap and lack of cultural alignment. Removing these stereotypes and respecting each individual for the positive qualities they possess is the first step in making positive change.