One in Three People Are Older Than Their Boss, Here Are Four Ways Older and Younger Workers Have Different Styles
According to a CareerBuilder survey, one in three people are older than their boss, and 15% are at least 10 years older. That can cause problems, because of their different work styles. Here are four ways that older and younger people are different at work:
#1.) Older people would rather talk face-to-face: 60% of older workers would rather talk in person, compared to 55% of younger ones. 35% of young workers text, compared to 28% of older ones, and no one likes to use the phone.
#2.) Older people work overtime, while younger people bring work home: Older workers are 10% more likely to show up before 8:00 A.M and 6% more likely to work an eight-hour day. Younger workers are 7% more likely to bring work home.
#3.) Older people are more loyal: 62% think you should stay in a job for three years, while 47% of young people think you should stay until you learn enough to move up.
#4.) Younger people are more likely to plan: Nearly half of young workers write out a detailed plan before starting work, but two thirds of older workers skip the planning process and jump right in.