To shatter this stereotype once and for all, I would also like to bring forward a counter perspective. Often, we look at #bridgingthegap in the workplace from a perspective of how do we get the new generation to fit into our old traditional box and ways of doing business.
In the video scene, we see a common scenario of a Millennial being positioned as technologically incompetent because they are unfamiliar with old systems, though the validity of this assumption is questionably naive with this generation’s adeptness for learning new technologies. What if we are to reverse the scenario? How adept are experienced executives in picking up current workplace tools and the technology stacks of the future?
In my experience, I have encountered a learning curve from the reverse perspective: Working with executives with over 15 years of experience in the field, they know Word and PowerPoint like the back of their hands, but are lost in the abyss of current workplace tools.
Knowing traditional workplace tools are no longer enough; to thrive in today’s digital economy and workplace, and continue to be prepared for the future, employees must know a lot more.