The Generations Apart program examines the various generational issues affecting relationships and productivity in the workplace. The differences are always intriguing, often confusing, and occasionally exasperating. This workshop will help company representatives understand and effectively manage the generational differences.
Our attitudes, language, actions, ideas, practices and perspectives are profoundly influenced by the cultural values and mores developed during our youth. Understanding one another is integral to an organization’s success. The savvy modern manager understands this and creates a work environment that is equally appealing to Generation X, Generation Y, and the Boomers. It is a delicate balance indeed! The “one size fits all” model is long gone.
Boomers are hardworking, independent, loyal, competitive, result oriented, and they will not hesitate to challenge anything they view as stupid. They often loathe or do not understand members of Generation X and Y, whom they perceive as disloyal slackers. They want every one to stop whining and start producing, you big baby.
Members of Generation X have a general contempt for authority figures and anything they perceive as micro-management. They will leave one job for better opportunities at another job, and they will repeat this pattern throughout their careers. They want the Boomers to be more flexible, man.
Members of Generation Y want everyone to just chill, dude. They covet attention and praise, love to be part of teams, and prefer a job that provides a better work/life balance. Family and friends are usually more important than chasing the “Big Bucks.” They are open to constructive criticism and want feedback so they can achieve collective goals. They are also keenly aware of their influence in the workforce, which is derived, in part, from their ever-increasing numbers and curiosity. How do they know so much? Because they are technology whizzes who are plugged-in 24/7.
The reality is that Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y need each other to succeed in the modern workforce.
The Generations Apart program addresses:
- The current and future state of the workplace and how characteristics of generational personalities affect the human capital within an organization.
- The challenges agencies face in developing programs and processes to optimize their employee potential by understanding the unique qualities of each generation.
- The best practices that enable an organization to maximize the talent of each group.
- How to leverage the experience and talent of each individual to create a productive work environment.
Generations Apart provides an entertaining and informative presentation of generational music; personal experiences; historical statistics; iconic figures; and mainstream media campaigns. Employees will establish a better understanding of themselves, their colleagues, as well as their family and friends!