Thought leadership from Aston Fisher your search and interim experts

We know diverse teams are more successful, and that goes for age diversity too. But when different generations come together in the workplace, their language can be very different. For example, younger employees are often offended by terms like “the girls in the office”.

What is appropriate language in the office? How do you tread the fine line between appropriate language and policing banter to the point that you sterilise the office culture? Can people be disproportionately sensitive? Can people be insensitive dinosaurs? We asked HR leaders across sectors for their take.


Social norms at work how to deal with a clash of generations and educate employees on appropriate language compressed



Most of the world is covered by water.
A fisherman's job is simple: Pick out the best parts.
Charles Waterman