These differences can lead to miscommunication and misunderstandings at work, which could result in undesirable outcomes, say linguists and experts who study multigenerational workforces.” class=”wpds-c-hcZlgz wpds-c-hcZlgz-bkfjoi-font-georgia wpds-c-hcZlgz-jDmrXh-width-mdCenter wpds-c-hcZlgz-iPJLV-css mw-md pb-md font–article-body font-copy ma-auto pl-sm pr-sm”>Our behavior and communication style in the workplace is shaped by our generation, our habits outside of work, as well as our early professional experiences. Even if you're a Millennial or Gen Z, you may act more like a Boomer depending on your communication style. Those differences can lead to miscommunication and misunderstandings at work, which can have unintended consequences, say linguists and experts who study the multigenerational workforce.
Take our quiz to find out which generation your work style most resembles.
Question 1 of 8
It's time to update a co-worker on a team project and touch on some far-fetched issues. how do you reach out
Question 2 of 8
The past few weeks have been horrible. You've worked long days and nights, faced crazy deadlines, and dealt with problems at work and at home. This morning you slept through your alarm clock and spilled coffee on your shirt and the power went out. You are at your mental limit. What are you doing?
Question 3 of 8
During your annual review, your manager will list areas for improvement. This is the first time you've heard this feedback and you disagree. What are you doing?
Question 4 of 8
It's the middle of the work day and you need to text a colleague to ask about a meeting that starts in an hour. Which best describes your approach to the message?
Question 5 of 8
You are in a working chat about the latest strategies for an upcoming project. Your colleague makes a lighthearted joke that you find funny. how do you react
Question 6 of 8
A colleague is emailing you and asking for an update on the project. What would you do most in your answer?
Question 7 of 8
Your colleagues discuss work throughout the day on Slack. During video meetings, they also use the chat function to call when you or other people are talking. How do these chats make you feel?
Question 8 of 8
You send a text or chat message to a colleague with whom you have a friendly relationship during the workday about a project. Which of the following would you most likely include in this message?
You must answer all questions to see your result. missing you questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.