Jessica Kriegel on How You Should Ditch Generational Stereotypes

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Dr. Jessica Kriegel is a researcher and expert in generational dynamics. Her insights and solutions offer a roadmap for how you can most effectively transform your culture to attract, retain, and engage all generations in the workplace.

Jessica’s book, Unfairly Labeled: How Your Workplace Can Benefit From Ditching Generational Stereotypes, challenges the very concept of "generational differences" as an unfair generalization, and offers a roadmap to intergenerational understanding. She also speaks on the topic of generational dynamics nationally and acts as an adviser and strategist in matters of cultural alignment across all generations.

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In this episode Jessica and I discuss:

How being the youngest person in the room led Jessica to study generational differences

Why older generations complain about millenials

Why the established literature on generational differences is wrong

Why the public is so eager to buy into generational stereotypes

Jessica’s technique for showing how inappropriate generational stereotypes are

How stereotypes about different generations lead to poor leadership decisions

What companies can do to foster better intergenerational relations

The personality trait that Jessica considers a personal failure

Why it’s so difficult to project our true selves into the world and what we can do about it

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