How Gen Y Should Talk To Old People At Work

A lot of ink has been spilled explaining to Boomers and Gen Xers how they can best manage, motivate, and retain talented members of the Millenial generation on the job. But it’s a two-way street, and those born in the ’80s and later could also use a lesson on how to best communicate with older co-workers, who after all will determine their promotion and pay raises for the foreseeable future.

Advice includes: make actual phone calls, mirror the level of formality your co-workers use in e-mails, and for Pete’s sake don’t ask them things like ‘R U going?’ in a non-texting medium.

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