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  1. Generations At Work

  2. Program Objectives • Show the advantages of generational diversity in the workplace. • Identify the impacts of generational differences. • Learn the characteristics of different generations and how to adapt to and leverage them. www.readysetpresent.com

  3. A Challenge Please Write a One Sentence Definition of “Generation.” www.readysetpresent.com

  4. Definition • A body of individuals born in approximately the same time period who generally share similar behaviors and attitudes. www.readysetpresent.com

  5. Benefits of Understanding Generational Differences • More effective communication/less misunderstandings. • Increased recruitment and employee retention. • More effective motivational methods. • Better-formed expectations. • Increased productivity and teamwork. www.readysetpresent.com

  6. The Case of Understanding • There are now four (4) generations in the workplace with different expectations, motivations, attitudes, and behaviors. • An understanding of these generational differences can equip one to handle workplace situations with increased insight. www.readysetpresent.com

  7. The Four Generations • Traditionalists/Veterans • (Born 1922-1945) • Baby Boomers • (Born 1946-1964) • Generation X • (Born 1965-1982) • Millennials/Generation Y • (Born 1983-1997) www.readysetpresent.com

  8. How the Generations Differ (1 of 3) • Social, Political, and Economic Influences. • Familial Structure and Influence. • Education. • Values. • Work Ethic. www.readysetpresent.com

  9. How the Generations Differ (2 of 3) • Preferred Leadership Approach. • Communication Style. • Motivational Buttons. • How They Interact with Others. • Preferred Approach to Feedback. • View toward the Company. www.readysetpresent.com

  10. How the Generations Differ (3 of 3) • Work Vs. Personal Life. • Desired Rewards. • Financial Behaviors. • Relationship with Technology. • Expectations. www.readysetpresent.com

  11. Traditionalists/Veterans Born 1922-1945 www.readysetpresent.com

  12. Also Known As: • Greatest Generation. • WWII Generation. • G.I. Generation. • named for experience of WWII as adults. • Silent Generation. • named for being perceived as dispassionate and conventional. www.readysetpresent.com Veterans (2 of 18)

  13. Influences: Social, Political & Economic • Great depression. • World War II. • New Deal. • G.I. Bill. • Korean War. • Cold War. www.readysetpresent.com Veterans (3 of 18)

  14. Familial Structure & Influence • Traditionalists grew up in nuclear families consisting of two parents and children. • Fathers typically worked while mothers stayed home. • As a result, traditionalists tend to be conservative, rule-abiding, and appreciative of authority. www.readysetpresent.com Veterans (4 of 18)

  15. Education • For most Traditionalists, higher education was implausible. • Though they valued hard work, their focus was on scraping by financially. www.readysetpresent.com Veterans (5 of 18)

  16. Baby Boomers Born 1946-1964 www.readysetpresent.com

  17. Generation X Born 1965-1982 www.readysetpresent.com

  18. Millenials/Generation Y Born 1983-1997 www.readysetpresent.com

  19. What is your next step? www.readysetpresent.com

  20. Download “Generations At Work” PowerPoint presentation at ReadySetPresent.com165 slides include: the advantages of generational diversity at work, the impact of generational differences, details on the 4 generations in today’s workplace detailing: Social, Political, and Economic Influences, Familial Structure and Influence, Education, Values, Work Ethic, Preferred Leadership Approach, Communication Style, Motivational Buttons, How They Interact with Others, Preferred Approach to Feedback, View toward the Company, Work Vs. Personal Life, Desired Rewards, Financial Behaviors, Relationship with Technology, and Expectations. In addition future trends and statistics for the four generations; implication for recruiting and supervising (Millennials). Plus the pros and cons of each generation with 6 important tips on how to communicate more effectively with each generation and much more. Royalty Free – Use Them Over and Over Again. www.readysetpresent.com