Generations in the Workplace with Vector Controls and Automation Group’s John Blake
This episode, I’m joined by the Chief Human Resources Officer at Vector Controls and Automation Group John Blake to discuss generational friction, the benefits of generational divides, and the issues with how most media reports on generational differences.
- The difference between working for large corporations and smaller organizations.
- Generational friction and how this changes over time.
- The importance of not generalizing generational differences.
- The issues with how the media reports on generations.
- The benefits of generational divides.
- How the pandemic has changed the ways we communicate.
- How to most effectively develop leadership.
- How certain job titles can be intimidating.
- How working remotely has made leaders reassess their role.
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- 08:48 – “A certain amount of conflict that’s creative and productive is good.”
- 25:27 – “You can’t operate like they say you have to operate in the textbook, in a classroom, or what you see on TV where what I say is the law and the law is you will do this, it doesn’t work. You want people to work for you and you don’t get that with being very demanding and crazy and making absurd suggestions as far as how to go about things. You listen, you direct, and you ask for people’s feedback.”