My blog for US News & World this week is titled How to Communicate with Younger Colleagues and takes a look at the challenges faced by Baby Boomers as they learn to interact effectively with younger friends and co-workers.
Social media and the constant connectivity afforded by smart phones and mobile devices has changed the way people behave. Last minute changes to plans are the norm despite the frustration it causes. Practices such as texting while driving continue to consider the safety of others less important than maintaining that 24/7 connectivity to friends.
Baby boomers who are a bit behind the social technology curve for this growing always-available culture will need to learn how to effectively cope with the “connected masses” around them. If not they face frustrating times ahead.
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