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The Power of 4. Connecting The Generations at Work. Objectives. Identify the four generations in the workplace, and define them by experiences and events. Compare and contrast the core values of each generation. Compare and contrast communication styles of each generation.

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The Power of 4

Connecting The Generations at Work


Objectives

  • Identify the four generations in the workplace, and define them by experiences and events.

  • Compare and contrast the core values of each generation.

  • Compare and contrast communication styles of each generation.

  • Describe motivators for each generation.

  • Identify strategies for supporting the different generations at work.


Icebreaker


The Four Generations

  • Traditionalists 1922-1943

  • Baby Boomers1944-1960

  • Generation X1961-1980

  • Generation Y1981-2000

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maCqagwdFBU


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Defining Events and Experiences


Values


Generational voices here

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W46bfYUJCeM&playnext=1&list=PL8CC9E3822247B854&feature=results_video


ClashPoints

  • Career Goals

  • Balance

  • Feedback


Who’s the Oldest?

Or


Communication


Generational Interaction An example

  • Traditionalists and Boomers may have a tendency to not question or challenge authority or the status quo.

  • Generations X and Y have had different life experiences and communicate with people differently. They have an informal response to authority, seeing everyone has equal and will challenge the status quo by always questioning.


Generational InteractionAnother example

What would be your response to this statement?

“We need to get this report done.”


Communication Tips


Feedback/Rewards


Motivation


Motivational Strategies


Leading Change

  • Vision

    • Know the outcome you want

    • Employees can associate with and believe in

  • Connect change to business strategy

    • Must have really compelling reasons they should be part of it.

  • Involvement breeds commitment

    • Individualism no longer reigns supreme

  • Communication

    • “Different strokes for different folks”


One size does not fit all!


Leading the Generations

  • Make the effort to understand the perspectives of those from generations other than your own.

  • Show respect for the skill sets each person brings.

  • Solicit feedback and suggestions.

  • Begin discussions about generational diversity to enhance communication between co-workers.

  • Allow time for storytelling

  • Avoid generalizations.

  • Continue the process of learning

  • Celebrate the differences.


The Titanium Rule

Do unto others keeping their preferences in mind.


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