It can be tricky to manage people who have more experience within the organization than you and can leave you feeling a little lost and not trusted.  

  • Call it out.  Don’t leave the elephant in the room and let your employees know that you value their opinion and experiences, and yes, you might be younger than some of them
  • Get training.  Talk to your manager and sign up for training on how to give feedback, leverage strengths, and conduct performance reviews.
  • Be honest.  If you don’t know the answers, let your employees know you’re working on it don’t “fake it till you make it.”

Alissa Carpenter

TEDx Speaker, Author, Facilitator at Everything's Not OK and That's OK
Alissa Carpenter is a multigenerational workplace expert, owner of Everything’s Not Ok and That’s OK and host of Humanize Your Workplace podcast.
She provides training, consulting, and speaking services to organizations all over the world. She has an MEd in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. Her work helps to bridge communication gaps across generations, job functions, and geographies, and she has worked with organizations ranging from non-profits to multi-billion-dollar enterprises. She has delivered a TEDx talk on authentic workplace communication, and has been featured in media outlets including Forbes, ABC, FOX, and CBS. Her book, Humanize Your Workplace (Career Press), is set to release next year.
Alissa Carpenter