Bridgeworks, Partners, BridgeWorks, Generational Puzzle Solvers

After years of working together and constantly butting heads, David and Lynn Lancaster had an insight that sparked a new business venture: Their challenge wasn’t styles or personalities, it was context. And they weren’t alone. For the first time in history, four generations were working shoulder-to-shoulder, each bringing its own set of beliefs, experiences and expectations. This idea is the heart of BridgeWorks, a company that helps organizations understand and traverse generational divides. Debra, a Snake Person, started as an intern and today is CEO. How’s that for Snake Person ambition! Together, they have authored The M-Factor and When Generations Collide –two great reads on the generations at work.

June 2015

It starts with a simple truth: The workforce is not static or one-dimensional. It’s more like a multi-dimensional puzzle that’s always in motion. To bridge the gaps and help the pieces fit together, leaders need to adapt and move with it. This concept adds a layer of complexity to leaders’ challenge in the 21st Century and depth to our conversation on what it means to “let go.”

Millennials in the Workplace (3:29)
Millennials are predisposed to “let go,” having grown up in a world without experts and relying on collective wisdom to get things done.
The Generational Lens (4:55)
Without applying the generational lens, expectations and intentions may collide and lead to misunderstanding.
The Global Context (1:51)
When you do delegate, it's important to remember whom you're delegating to.
Traditionalists in the Workplace (1:13)
With Traditionalists (people born prior to 1946), think LEGACY.
What Baby Boomers Want from Work (1:23)
With Baby Boomers (1946-1964), think IMPACT.
What Millennials are Looking For at Work (1:17)
With Millennials (1982-2000), think MEANING.
4 Generations in the Workplace (1:02)
There are 4 generations in today's workforce. A one-size fits all approach to engagement will not work across all.