Two points made by each speaker
Both speakers agree the fact that the generational cohort differences affect how work is done
at the workplace. They both note the fact that the major problem that makes the members of
the generations not to get along is inadequate communication due to the fact that each
generation has something that attracts them on the basis of the time when they were born and
raised and the technology that was available to them. The two authors also agree the fact that
there is need to use some skills in making sure that there is synergy among the generation
cohorts and that is what will make the workplaces to be more interesting for all the people in
the given workplace.
How the perspectives of the speakers were similar
The similarities in the perspectives of the speakers come from the fact that they agree that the
difference in generation cohorts affects communication and in so doing it makes various
generation cohorts not to go along. They agree that something has to be done to fix the issue.
How their perspectives were different
Leah Georges at some points agrees that she does not believe that the generation cohorts exist
rather they seem to be a creation of the people. Mary Donohue on the other hand seems to be
convinced that the different generation cohorts indeed exists and the way they interact in the
workplace decides whether the workplace will be enjoyable or not (Navigating the
Multigenerational Workplace | Leah Georges | TEDxCreightonU, 2018). The other
difference is the fact that Mary Donohue believes that there is need for each generation
cohort to understand each other whereas Leah Georges notes that the older generation cohorts
should be humble enough to learn some issues that are related with the younger generation
cohorts. She talks about an individual approach (How to get along with Boomers, GenXers
and Millennials | Mary Donohue | TEDxToronto, 2016).
The generation cohort that they are part of and how their generation cohort made a
difference in their perspectives.
Leah Georges belongs to the millennial generation which explains why she wants the older
people to practice humility. Mary Donohue also belongs to the same generations and there is
no evidence that it affects her perspectives.
The obstacles that the generations have with one another in the workplace.
The obstacles that the generations have with each other in the workplace comes from the
difference in the beliefs and personalities that differ as a result of the way of the members of
each generation cohort was born and raised and the events that happens at the time when they
were born and raised.
Whether there is hope of several generations working together in the organization and
how this can be achieved.
There is a hope that the generations can work together in the workplace. Human beings are
social animals and when the social barriers are removed, then the people will be free to
interact in the best way possible for the benefit of the society. The best way to accommodate
all the generations is by allowing them to speak and ensure that all the opinions have been
My thoughts on the perspective
The perspectives of the authors are all right because they are giving expert opinions on the
way an issue can be handled in the workplace. It therefore means that if all the perspectives
are considered and tested accordingly, there will be a solution to the problems that come in
the workplace as a result of the differences in the generations. The two perspectives from the
two leaders are therefore important.
How I can apply what I have learnt from the perspectives in the workplace.
I have learnt from the two speakers that one of the things that affects the people in the
workplace is generational differences hence there is need to ensure that the generations work
together in the workplace. I can therefore apply the propositions that they came up with to
improve the relationship of the employees in the workplace.
How to get along with Boomers, GenXers and Millennials | Mary Donohue |
TEDxToronto[Video file]. (2016, December 13). Retrieved from
Navigating the Multigenerational Workplace | Leah Georges | TEDxCreightonU [Video file].
(2018, May 30). Retrieved from