Something Old, Something New

I recently chatted with  someone “older”, who easily adapts his business skills to the dynamic world of technology.  This allows him to aggressively compete for community manager/ social media jobs with the millennials (graduated in the 2000’s).  It’s pretty impressive and quite unusual.

Most technology companies are filled with millennials, because they are at the right price, are trainable, and have got this ability to absorb and use technology.  My friend loves working with them because they accelerate his learning about the “world of digital”.  The millennials also enjoy working with my friend, because of his ability to “walk the gray line”.

What does this mean?  Probably not what you think!  My friend has a lot of experience with partner, vendor, and client relations.  He understands personality types and moods and, more times than not, he is able to convert a stressful situation into something positive.  This strategy of managing people comes more naturally with practice, which means many millennials will only develop these skills with time.  As many hiring companies are mostly comprised of millennials, they often aren’t prepared to effectively manage tricky situations.   To create a win-win business environment, my friend is an advocate of finding a good balance between hiring the “old” and the “new”.  The more experienced employees can navigate through a wide range of situations, and the recent graduates can become leaders of the company’s technology processes and infrastructure.  From what my friends says, it seems to be a good formula for success.

So this year, when you’re making all your new resolutions, try to also incorporate some tried and true ones.  It’s a great way to build a solid foundation for prosperity.

Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones!

All my best, Aruna

 

“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.”
~Jack Welch~

 

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