Always keep in mind: You’re a team…
Are any of your supervisors younger than you?
The answer was a loud “yes” in a recent nationwide survey of admins.
Working with a younger boss can be tricky, so follow these guidelines from executive coach Paul Bernard.
- Banish stereotypes: “Young” doesn’t automatically mean your boss is a tech whiz; never assume. Also, don’t give your boss a chance to consider you a “dinosaur.” Avoid saying, “That’s the way we’ve always done things.” Welcome any opportunities to develop your tech skills.
- Stick to the bottom line: Your job is to make your boss look good – period. Don’t let age differences get in the way of that.
- Focus on teamwork: Maybe your boss is great with numbers, however when it comes to interpersonal situations… not so much. Look for ways the two of you can complement each other.