Barriers to Intergenerational Relationship
What are the generational differences, or sticking points, that prove most difficult to overcome in working together, and how do we bridge them?
We’ll be using this short article that proposes these 4 major reasons for generational conflict in teams:
- Choosing where and when to work
- Communicating among team members
- Getting together
- Finding information or learning new things
Here are some of our discussion points and areas we’ll hope to draw some consensus and solutions from. Our focus will be to apply this to intergenerational relationships in the church.
- Do you agree with these 4 reasons? Any additions/subtractions? Do they show up in the church?
- Does intergenerational interaction in the church have any UNIQUE sticking points that are different from other organizations?
- What is one thing YOU need other generations to understand about you?
- What is ONE blind spot YOU realize you have about another generation(s), and how might you adjust?
- What are 3-5 ways we can encourage other church and ministry intergenerational teams with to overcome these 4+ barriers?
How about you? Are these 4 sticking points that create generational conflict in your team, church, or organization? How are you overcoming them?
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