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222: The Politics of Intergenerational Workplaces - Yashika Nayyar
222: The Politics of Intergenerational Workplaces - Yashika Nayyar

Much is made of intergenerational wars so to speak. For the first time, we now have 4 generations working together or at least having some participation in paid work – as in Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y or Millennials, and the youngest group Gen Z. Each has been shaped by their external circumstances, values of the time they were raised, and major world events from wars to recessions, growing up in a pandemic. Many younger people are fuelled by social media – and feel no shame or fear in being at tackling openly the apathy displayed by say “old school” power brokers when it comes to managing big issues like climate change to managing divides in socioeconomics to personal well-being. Older workers may feel they have been duped by climbing the corporate ladder for decades and may feel no longer relatable despite their wisdom, experiences, achievements and status. It is quite a time to be alive and working. Today I am speaking with Yashika Nayyar, who is the founder of Its Simple Club, a bespoke consultancy that works with businesses to build healthier, happier workplaces and individuals to take control of their career and life. It’s that simple. A passionate communicator and advocate for greater understanding across generations, Yashika has presented to a range of companies and organisations about intergenerational workplace communication and engagement. A high-performing sales professional with over five years of experience in B2B and B2C sales, Yashika has a degree in Community Services. Key areas of expertise include inter-generational workplace communication and training, what makes Gen Z and Millennials click and how to engage with them, understanding Baby Boomers, and decoding this for younger people. She has authored a book ‘Walk my Talk’ unpacking some of the lingo that can elevate intergenerational communications.

Yashika discusses in this episode :

1. How do you help other professionals seek more harmony and success in workplaces?

2. What are some of the myths or errors around intergenerational communication that you like to dispel or minimise?

3. We live in an ageist society – at both ends, Gen Zs may feel unheard in workplaces and older workers can be shunned for promotions because we view their ideas and ways of working as maybe too conservative or outdated. What can be done and how?

4. How can conflicts be realistically avoided when we know people are wired differently?

5. How can we know if some of the tools to maximise communication between the generations has worked and do we need to keep changing how we approach this? Examples please.

6. Takeaway: What is your final message for us on The Politics of Intergenerational Workplaces?

Connect further:

Yashika Nayyar | LinkedIn

Walk My Talk-Connecting generations in this disconnected world - The Book Adviser

POE LISTENER OFFER: Hey podcaster friends. Please note we have a new updated link for the 30% discount code for my Zencastr offer if you decide to use that platform as your own podcast recording and hosting place – even transcripts and videos included. For a 30% discount on your Zencastr platform subscription and to get podcasting faster, use this VIP Link: http://zen.ai/thepoliticsofeverything30

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Much is made of intergenerational wars so to speak. For the first time, we now have 4 generations working together or at least having some participation in paid work – as in Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y or Millennials, and the youngest group Gen Z. Each has been shaped by their external circumstances, values of the time they were raised, and major world events from wars to recessions, growing up in a pandemic. Many younger people are fuelled by social media – and feel no shame or fear in being at tackling openly the apathy displayed by say “old school” power brokers when it comes to managing big issues like climate change to managing divides in socioeconomics to personal well-being. Older workers may feel they have been duped by climbing the corporate ladder for decades and may feel no longer relatable despite their wisdom, experiences, achievements and status. It is quite a time to be alive and working. Today I am speaking with Yashika Nayyar, who is the founder of Its Simple Club, a bespoke consultancy that works with businesses to build healthier, happier workplaces and individuals to take control of their career and life. It’s that simple. A passionate communicator and advocate for greater understanding across generations, Yashika has presented to a range of companies and organisations about intergenerational workplace communication and engagement. A high-performing sales professional with over five years of experience in B2B and B2C sales, Yashika has a degree in Community Services. Key areas of expertise include inter-generational workplace communication and training, what makes Gen Z and Millennials click and how to engage with them, understanding Baby Boomers, and decoding this for younger people. She has authored a book ‘Walk my Talk’ unpacking some of the lingo that can elevate intergenerational communications.

Yashika discusses in this episode :

1. How do you help other professionals seek more harmony and success in workplaces?

2. What are some of the myths or errors around intergenerational communication that you like to dispel or minimise?

3. We live in an ageist society – at both ends, Gen Zs may feel unheard in workplaces and older workers can be shunned for promotions because we view their ideas and ways of working as maybe too conservative or outdated. What can be done and how?

4. How can conflicts be realistically avoided when we know people are wired differently?

5. How can we know if some of the tools to maximise communication between the generations has worked and do we need to keep changing how we approach this? Examples please.

6. Takeaway: What is your final message for us on The Politics of Intergenerational Workplaces?

Connect further:

Yashika Nayyar | LinkedIn

Walk My Talk-Connecting generations in this disconnected world - The Book Adviser

POE LISTENER OFFER: Hey podcaster friends. Please note we have a new updated link for the 30% discount code for my Zencastr offer if you decide to use that platform as your own podcast recording and hosting place – even transcripts and videos included. For a 30% discount on your Zencastr platform subscription and to get podcasting faster, use this VIP Link: http://zen.ai/thepoliticsofeverything30

#madeonzencastr

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