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Baby Boomers Gen X & Gen Y How do we work together?. The Generations. Veterans pre 1946 Baby Boomers 1946 – 1964 Generation X 1965 – 1977 Generation Y 1978 – 1994. Understanding Y by Peter Sheahan. GEN X Both parents working Latch key kids More resourceful

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the generations
The Generations
  • Veterans pre 1946
  • Baby Boomers 1946 – 1964
  • Generation X 1965 – 1977
  • Generation Y 1978 – 1994
characteristics
GEN X

Both parents working

Latch key kids

More resourceful

Individualistic, self reliant & irreverent

Relationships

Outcomes

Their rights

Own view on corporate loyalty & status symbols

Easy to recruit

Hard to retain

Enjoy technology

GEN Y

Optimistic, cyber kids

Confident & sociable

Strong morals

Passion community service

Comfortable with ethnicity

Workplace flexibility

Think differently

Mature, resilient & practical

Fast learners

Multi-taskers

Team orientated

Technology is their bag

Grew up with Internet, speed & access to info

Characteristics
values
VETERANS

Privacy

Hard work

Trust

Formality

Authority

Social order

BABY BOOMERS

Competition

Hard work

Success

Team work

Body language

Anti rules

Fight for a cause

Values

GEN X

  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Independence
  • Creativity
  • Information
  • Feedback
  • Quality work-life

GEN Y

  • Positive reinforcement
  • Positive attitude
  • Diversity
  • Money
  • Technology
  • Team work
factors to consider
Factors to consider:
  • Gen X - most educated
  • Gen Y - most technologically savvy
  • Boomers often took a job for life
  • Gen Y - expect change jobs regularly
  • Gen X - want work / life balance
  • Gen Y – team focussed
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We don't have to agree

however

we must strive to understand the different mind-sets and

how each group sees the world based on their experiences

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DIFFERENT OUTLOOK

  • Veterans work first
  • Baby Boomers live to work
  • Generation X work to live
  • Generation Y live then work
benefits from multigenerational work teams
Benefits from multigenerational work teams
  • More flexible
  • Broad insight in your

customer base

  • Talented people of all ages
  • Decisions are stronger
  • More innovative
  • Meet the needs of diverse public
strategies
Strategies
  • Educate the managers & leaders
  • Coach less experienced team members
  • Re-design jobs to fit
  • Offer greater flexibility in work contracts
  • Mobilise the workforce
  • Develop Learning Organisations
  • Create more inclusive workplaces
examples
Examples
  • Use IT savvy Gen Y with technology
  • Workplace flexibility
  • Reward interest with projects
  • Regular meetings
  • Include in goal setting
  • Ask them what they want
motivational tactics
Motivational Tactics
  • Respect
  • Straight talk
  • Good pay
  • Interesting work
  • Feel their job is important
  • Defined roles & responsibilities
  • Opportunity for self-development
  • Amount of freedom & flexibility
communicate with xers
Communicate with Xers
  • Learn the language of X
  • Use e-mail & voice mail
  • Present facts, use straight talk
  • Ask them for feedback
  • Share info immediately & often
  • Use an informal communication
  • Listen!
  • Provide a challenging environment
  • Allow individual growth & development
  • Assign projects that stimulate
communicate with yers
Communicate with Yers
  • Paint pictures with words
  • Use action verbs – cut the crap
  • Don't talk down
  • Show respect
  • Use e-mail, voicemail & text
  • Use visual communication
  • Constantly seek their feedback
  • Use humor
  • Encourage them to explore new options
team work y style
Team Work Y Style
  • Team members mix outside of work
  • Enjoy staff gatherings
  • Encourage to mix with workmates
  • Arrange social events to involve team
y s sense of team runs deep
Y’s sense of team runs deep
  • Get to know your team, as a team and as individuals
  • Be personable
  • Your staff are people not cogs or numbers
  • Do not patronise – they will run a mile
remember gen x gen y
Remember Gen X & Gen Y
  • They don’t tolerant poor leadership
  • They are not afraid to speak up
  • Use their communication medium
  • Use their terminology
  • Have fun at work!