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    Multi generations Multi generations Presentation Transcript

    • Community Futures
      Past Present & FutureWorking with a Multi-Generational Workforce
      ASPECT 2010 Workshop
      Dawn McCooey
      McCooey Consulting Group Inc.
      Thanks to Community Futures & Women’s Enterprise Centre
    • Community Futures
      Why is this important?
      Baby Boomer exodus between 2005-2020
      Birthrate in Canada
      Price of employee turnover
      Pressure on employers
    • Community Futures
      Four Generations In The Workforce Today
      Veterans
      Baby Boomers
      Generation X
      Generation Y
    • Community Futures
      Veterans
      Matures, Elders, Silent Generation
      Born between 1922 and 1945
      Regimented lives, rules, authority
      Value sacrifice, dedication and conformity
      Men went to work – women stayed home
    • Community Futures
      Veterans – Defining Events
    • Community Futures
      Veterans – Work Style
      “Work First” Generation
      Respect for hierarchy, command management
      Lifetime commitment with gold watch retirement
      Limited patience
    • Community Futures
      Baby Boomers
      Born between 1946 and 1964
      Value commitment, loyalty and dedication
      The original “ME” Generation – largest age cohort
      Original entrepreneurs
    • Community Futures
      Boomers – Defining Events
    • Community Futures
      Boomers – Work Style
      “Live to Work” Generation
      Job is part of their identity
      Loyal, sacrifice for the company
      Advancement based on loyalty and hard work verses seniority
    • Community Futures
      Generation X
      Baby Busters, X-ers
      Born between 1965 and 1978
      Original “latchkey” and “ping pong” kids
      Encouraged to find a job they ‘enjoyed’
      Technologically adept, fine with change
      Value education, very independent
    • Community Futures
      Generation X – Defining Events
    • Community Futures
      Generation X – Work Style
      “Work to Live” Generation
      Value work-life balance, diversity and individualism
      Look to be creative, want tangible results
      Self sufficient and entrepreneurial
    • Community Futures
      Generation Y
      Millennials, Nexters, Echo Boomers
      Born between 1978 and 1998
      Advanced technological, fast paced world
      Violence packed media
    • Community Futures
      Generation Y
      Value self-expression vs. self control
      Hold very close relationships with family and friends
      Demand respect, loyal to causes and people
      Highly educated, tolerant, accept and value diversity
    • Community Futures
      Generation Y – Defining Events
    • Community Futures
      Generation Y – New Technology
    • Community Futures
      Generation Y – Cultural Influences
    • Community Futures
      Generation Y - Icons
    • Community Futures
      Generation Y – Work Style
      “Live Then Work”
      Exceptional multi-taskers
      Want flexibility (dress code, work hours, etc.)
      Strong sense of entitlement
      Want challenging, meaningful work
      Loyal to people, not organizations
      Do not want work that defines who they are
      Boredom is their archenemy – want “fun”
    • Community Futures
      Common Assumptions
      “They Have No Loyalty”
      “They Don’t Want to Pay Their Dues to Get to the Top”
      “They Dress Inappropriately”
      “They Need Constant Praise”
    • Community Futures
      Work Ethic Issue
      “Is Work Ethic Going Out of Style?”
      Date: October 30th, 1972
    • Community Futures
      Identifying the Positives in Gen Y
      Adaptability
      Innovativeness
      Efficiency
      Resiliency
      Tolerance
    • Community Futures
      Video – 60 Minutes “The Millenials are Coming”
    • Community Futures
      Gen Y – Getting Buy InWhat do they really want?
    • Community Futures
      Management Techniques That Work!
      Clear Expectations
      Coaching Management Style
      Recognizing Efforts
      Environment of Inclusion
      Effective Leadership
    • Community Futures
      Communication
      Talk to Them!
      Trust & Respect
      Encouragement
      Humour & Fun
      Feedback
    • Community Futures
      Recognition, Recognition, Recognition
      Motivates and inspires
      Contributes to loyalty
      Needs to be specific & timely
    • Community Futures
      Rewards & Incentives
      Consider perceived value
      Reward dependability
      Personal and tailored
      Watch for pitfalls
    • Community Futures
      Wrap-up
      Final comments or questions
      Thank you
      Evaluations