Bridging the IT generation gap

An excellent post, "Bridging the IT generation gap" over at infoworld.com about the IT generation gap.

"Older generations learned tech. The younger generation lives it. Organizations that want to succeed need the skills of both."

I see this every day I’m engaged in the IT workforce here in the real world city of Adelaide.

Key observations reproduced here from the above post.

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IT generation gap: The death of 9-to-5
Memo to the old farts: It’s OK to update your Facebook status if the job’s getting done
News flash for young punks: Try not 2 text your BFFs during company meetings, K?

 

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IT generation gap: When workstyles collide
Memo to the old farts:
Learn how to fail early and often

News flash for young punks: Don’t move fast if you don’t know where you’re going

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IT generation gap: Re-inventing the wheel
Memo to the old farts: Modernize or get left behind

News flash for young punks: There’s more to software than a pretty interface

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IT generation gap: Mastering social media
Memo to the old farts: Don’t fear the Facebook, dude

News flash for young punks: Think twice before you post something we’ll all regret

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IT generation gap: Get bent on mentoring
Memo to the old farts: Find someone to teach

News flash for young punks: Listen to their war stories. You might actually learn something

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The questions I now face, am I an old fart or a young punk or a combination of the two? What are you? 

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