One thing guaranteed to change every single day of your business life is your team’s age. (Every second of every day everyone’s getting older. Sigh.) “Age” remains a topic (both spoken and unspoken) as managers mature, Millennials rise and career trajectories rocket, fall or redirect.
Use this awkward meeting between Dennis Quaid (51) and his new boss Topher Grace (26) from “In Good Company” to get your team talking about age, what role it plays in your company, and what aspects of it are absolutely nobody’s business.
What do you relate to in this clip?
What is the biggest age related problem you experience at work?
How does that problem affect your job?
How can you help solve the problem?
Is talking about age ever off limits? Why or why not?
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Bryan Belknap, an award-winning screenwriter, is Creative Director at Resonate Pictures, which specializes in story-based training and branding films. He will be speaking at SCCE Compliance & Ethics Conference in Las Vegas.
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