A(nother) battle for the ages

Timely, thought out article. I notice the communication trend in each generation. It tends to get shorter and less informative the closer we get to the current gen. The initial goal of the communication tends to lose some effectiveness with the more abrupt methods available in the latest technology and those who use latest tech. As a result, the key point in the interaction is lost resulting in two or more frustrated parties.

How do you think each generation can best improve their communication skills in the office with each other to avoid these types of issues?