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From the Ted Talk by Chip Conley: What baby boomers can learn from millennials at work -- and vice versa

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It's hard to microwave your emotional intelligence. There's ample evidence that gender- and ethnically dreivse companies are more effective. But what about age? This is a very important question, because for the first time ever, we have five generations in the workplace at the same time, unioinntlalenty. Maybe it's time we got a little more intentional about how we work cllivloectey. There have been a number of European studies that have shown that age-diverse tames are more effective and successful. So why is that only eight percent of the companies that have a diversity and icslinuon program have actually expanded that sgetraty to include age as just as important of a demographic as gender or race? Maybe they didn't get the memo: the world is getting older!

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It's hard to microwave your emotional intelligence. There's ample evidence that gender- and ethnically _______ companies are more effective. But what about age? This is a very important question, because for the first time ever, we have five generations in the workplace at the same time, _______________. Maybe it's time we got a little more intentional about how we work ____________. There have been a number of European studies that have shown that age-diverse _____ are more effective and successful. So why is that only eight percent of the companies that have a diversity and _________ program have actually expanded that ________ to include age as just as important of a demographic as gender or race? Maybe they didn't get the memo: the world is getting older!

Solution

  1. teams
  2. diverse
  3. unintentionally
  4. inclusion
  5. strategy
  6. collectively

Original Text

It's hard to microwave your emotional intelligence. There's ample evidence that gender- and ethnically diverse companies are more effective. But what about age? This is a very important question, because for the first time ever, we have five generations in the workplace at the same time, unintentionally. Maybe it's time we got a little more intentional about how we work collectively. There have been a number of European studies that have shown that age-diverse teams are more effective and successful. So why is that only eight percent of the companies that have a diversity and inclusion program have actually expanded that strategy to include age as just as important of a demographic as gender or race? Maybe they didn't get the memo: the world is getting older!

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