Envision tiptoeing along the narrow bridge that covers the deep Royal Gorge in Colorado uniting both unique sides of this vast gap. Now pretend you are sitting in your office and look around at all the types of people you see. I can guarantee that you conduct daily business with people who are both young and old. This is our reality. We constantly must walk the line to find innovative ways to unite the two unique sides of the generation gap that currently divides our day-to-day business. We must find ways that utilize both the “new” and the “old” ways of doing things. So with this in mind, ponder what happens when these extremely different generations come together and are united?
”Uniting the generation gap”
Let us be the first to tell you. You exceed expectation! This was certainly the case with University of California San Diego who accomplished a victory they could have never imagined. UCSD had a goal of uniting the generation gap with their university organization. They wanted to bring faculty, staff, alumni and students of all ages together on their 50th year to tackle 50,000 hours of service. Profits4Purpose gave them a platform to do just that. By customizing software to meet the specific needs of such a sporadic user base, UCSD was able to not only reach the 50,00 hours of service but exceed it by 15,000 hours. That’s right; by uniting the generation gap within their organization to achieve one powerful goal, they actually surpassed it. 65,000 hours volunteered, talk about a powerful impact.
- The generation gap is an advantage, not a hindrance
- Uniting all parts of your organization allows you to exceed exceptions
- Volunteering is a great way to give back and is not an impossible task
- Communicate your impact!!!