Old School Flavor Meets New School Vibe


I love a good mash-up of old school and new school music. The soulful tones of one era combine beautifully with the rhythmic relevance of modern forms (think Michael McDonald + Warren G), with both elements relating to the cultural realities of their time.

As leaders, we often focus on diversity and inclusion on the basis of race/ethnicity and gender. As many of you have learned, there are other dimensions of diversity that need to be elevated in order for our healthcare experiences to be truly inclusive and equitable.

Did you know that within any given workplace, there could be 5 different generations in the same environment?!

The Traditionalist (1925-1945), Baby Boomers (1946-1964), Generation X (1965-1980), Millenials (1981-1997), and Generation Z (1997-2012) are all atthe table, bringing a variety of strengths, experiences, and values. [We’ll discuss Generation Alpha another day, as most of them are in elementary school right now].

The cross-generational care environment is a critical area that warrants a heightened level of attention and harnessing of power for us to position our organizations for success.

Let’s move beyond the catchy generation names and dive deep to understand how the differences in perspective can truly make your enterprises better.Further, consider how different generations viewed and experienced “DEI efforts” over time. Doing so will make your presentations, policies, and programming more relevant and engaging for all. Trust me…this works.

How do you incorporate cross-generational variations into your strategic plans, decision-making, and design experiences? Browse through the cool article below from Lever on “Overcoming Generational Stereotypes in Recruitment” and let us know your thoughts on ODLC Nation.

Overcoming Generational Stereotypes in Recruiting: 7 Lessons Learned

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And as always, reach out if we can help your organization grow in generation diversity strategy.

Your Fearless “Geriatric Millenial” Leader,
Dr. Erica Taylor
ODLC Founder

Written by Dr. Taylor
Founder, CEO of ODLC Practice: Duke University Subspecialty: Hand Surgery Dr. Taylor believes the unique combination of our lived experiences, passion for changing the landscape of orthopaedics, and strengths in strategic diversity leadership make the ODLC powerful and inimitable.