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Managing Four Generations in the Workplace. With Cam Marston. Preview Only – Not to be used for Training. Preview Only – Not to be used for Training. Learning Objectives. Describe the characteristics, attitudes, and values of each generation

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managing four generations in the workplace

Managing Four Generations in the Workplace

With Cam Marston

Preview Only – Not to be used for Training

learning objectives

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Learning Objectives
  • Describe the characteristics, attitudes, and values of each generation
  • Identify specific actions a manager can take to coach, motivate and get results from each generation
  • Determine how your management approach may need to change when coaching, managing, and retaining employees of different generations
  • Discover ways to Gen-Flex™ in order to solve generational problems in the workplace
boomers

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Boomers
  • 1945-1964
  • Most influential people today
  • 80 million people
  • Workaholic
  • Work ethic defined by time
  • Important to be a team member
  • Contributors to the team are cherished
matures

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Matures
  • Born before 1945
  • 10% of our workforce
  • Influenced by the Military
  • 30 million people today
  • Most affluent group in our nation
  • We first generation
  • Delayed Gratification -work first, pleasure later
gen xers

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Gen Xers
  • 1964-1980
  • Prove it to me
  • 45 million people
  • Loyal to people, not companies
  • Move from job-to-job more frequently
  • Carpe Diem – Seize the day!
millennials

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Millennials
  • Born after 1980
  • 75 million people
  • Instant gratification
  • Quick feedback
  • Busy outside of work
  • Reward with time
  • Optimistic
learning how to gen flex

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Learning How To Gen-Flex™
  • What are the characteristics of each generation?
  • What motivates each generation?
  • What are the most important action steps for each generation?
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“What do you think are the most common problems or challenges with managing different generations in the workplace?”

gen flexing

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Gen-Flexing™

Treat people the way they need to be treated!

solving five generational problems

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Solving Five Generational Problems
  • You Gotta Start Using Your Computer
  • What Does My Boss Want From Me?
  • You Gotta Quit Listening to that iPod™!
  • What’s the Big Deal About Being a Little Late?
  • Don’t Talk to Me That Way!
quick review

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Quick Review
  • Remember to Gen-Flex™ to other generations. Staying flexible and adaptable will help you solve generational differences in the workplace.
  • Remember that it’s important to keep the lines of communication open and stay honest and direct with all of the generations.
  • If you are unsure what someone from a different generation needs - ask! It’s the best way to open up an effect dialog.
quick review con t

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Quick Review, con’t
  • Realize that you may have to alter and update your current management approach in order to influence other generations.
  • Remember that executing management fundamentals well is the key to managing four generations in the workplace.