Most people do not recognize that each generation has its own “generational culture”.
People tend to want to connect with people who make them feel comfortable. So it if you want to connect with a culturally-different person, the key is understanding their generation’s culture so that you can connect with them in their “generational comfort zone”.
Bill believes that the keys to being as successful as possible with someone from a different generation is to clearly understand key areas of their generation such as the other person’s generational way of thinking, their cultural values, tendencies, behavior, and preferences. It is also very important to know how to reasonably adapt to what the other individual thinks is appropriate to their generation.
If you do not understand their generational ways, they will likely see you as someone who wants to do it “your way” and has very little interest in knowing their generation and their generational preferences. Pretty hard to connect and build a relationship on that basis.
Their “generational culture” is their motivations, values, beliefs, expectations, and other “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of their generation.
The cross-generational training I provide is designed to make you as successful as you can be connecting with someone from a different generation. They will feel comfortable with you since you can relate to them and they feel they can relate to you.
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