After more than two decades leading transformational projects for organizations of all sizes, Barri Harris has committed herself to supporting success across intergenerational teams so that colleagues can develop meaningful trust in their leaders *and* in each other. In this episode we talk about cultural conditioning, especially related to power and gender, for folks from different generations.
Here’s the episode at a glance:
>> 05:56. What driving in your car with your family can teach you about intergenerational communication.
>> 08:20. Barri Harris introduces her new venture helping organizations solve their knotty problems: The Eureka Project.
>> 09:42. Barri discusses where some of our cultural conditioning comes from that gets in the way of intergenerational communication at work, including a conversation about how today’s new professionals are learning differently while they are still in school that prepares them differently for entering the workforce.
>> 18:33. Barri describes how showing up authentically has been both problematic and also accelerated her career. We also discuss how colleagues can look out for each other when they *do* show up authentically at work.
>> 29:23. Barri introduces her “Even though…” framework for weighing risk against your values in the workplace.
>>39:00. Barri shares her tips and strategies, as well as a resource she shares for free, for preparing for and implementing better communication across generations.
Additional references, readings, and resources:
Learn more about Barri and her work at her website for The Eureka Project: https://www.theeurekaproject.ca/
Grab Barrri’s guide, “Three Skills to Up Your Game,” designed to help coworkers address the communication challenges that get in the way of strong performance: https://mailchi.mp/theeurekaproject/up-your-game
Barri recommends Frederick Laloux’s book, Reinventing Organizations. Learn more at his website: https://www.reinventingorganizations.com/
US Census Bureau: Wage gap by state: https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2022/03/what-is-the-gender-wage-gap-in-your-state.html
The Pew Research Center on the gender pay gap, with no mention of racial difference: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/05/25/gender-pay-gap-facts/
American Progress breaks down the gender pay gap by racial identification. I was close but wrong.
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