Generational Leadership. Introduction
In the 21st Century, workplace environments are ever-changing. Generational differences are becoming more prevalent and understanding generational differences in the workplace allows for more collaboration and productivity. Employees who are self-aware are more likely to foster an environment of teamwork and innovation where generation differences exist.
To provide awareness and understanding of generational differences that exist in the workplace and how to effectively blend them together for the betterment of the organization’s goals.
From High Maintenance to High Productivity1
Provided are different strategies managers can use to change the “High Maintenance” Generation Y employees into “Highly Productive.” Below is a brief summary of the messages to managers:
1Martin, Carolyn A. "From High Maintenance to High Productivity." Industrial And Commercial Training 37.1 (2005): 39-44
Boomer-Millennial Workplace Clash1
Generations are described as having different mental maps for the workplace and how it is the responsibility of the manager to understand these different maps and make engaged in their work. Outlined are messages to managers summarized from the survey results
Along with these messages to managers were messages to Millennials:
1Meister, Jeanne. "The Boomer-Millennial Workplace Clash: Is it real?" Forbes.com. N.p., 4 June 2013. Web. 11 Nov. 2013
Note to Markham: This slide is written from an administrator’s perspective as I will use it with my employees immediately.Generational Leadership
Select the category that best fits describing you for each row. Total your score. If you scored near 20, you think like the Mature Generation; 15-19 points like a Baby Boomer; 10-14 points as Generation X; and 5-9points like the Millennial (Generation Y). What do you find surprising about the other options for each question?