Baby boomers are competitive, self-actualizing, and results-oriented, while Gen Xers are pragmatic, independent, and adaptable. Millennials are known for being team-oriented, creative and resilient, and Gen Zers are entrepreneurial, compassionate, and open to change.
But how do the perspectives of different generations play out inside the medical laboratory?
On this episode of Inside the Lab, our hosts, Dr. Lotte Mulder and Ms. Kelly Swails are joined by Dr. James Crawford, MD, PhD, Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra and Senior Vice President of Laboratory Services at Northwell Health, Ms. Rosie Garris, MLS(ASCP)CM, recent graduate of Upstate Medical University and Medical Technician at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, New York, and Ms. Dana Powell Baker, MBA, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, Manager of Academic Partnerships with the Association of Public Health Laboratories and Chair for the ASCP Council of Laboratory Professionals, to share their experiences working with different generations in the lab.
Our panelists discuss the characteristics of the generation they identify with and describe the strengths they bring to the workplace based on their age. They offer examples of the collision of generational perspectives at work, exploring the downside of being a baby boomer, Gen Xer, millennial, or Gen Zer in the lab. Listen in for Dr. Crawford, Ms. Garris, and Ms. Powell Baker's insight on adapting to meet the needs of others and learn how to best collaborate with colleagues of different generations in the medical lab.
· The benefits of working with different generations in the laboratory
· What strengths Dr. Crawford, Ms. Powell Baker, and Ms. Garris bring to the workplace based on their age
· Examples of collisions of generational perspectives in the lab
· The disadvantages of being a baby boomer, Gen Xer, millennial, or Gen Zer working in the lab
· How our panelists have changed their behavior toward others in relation to the demographics of the workplace
· What advice our panelists would give their younger selves as it relates to working with different generations in the medical laboratory
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