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Multi generations

  1. 1. Community Futures Past Present & Future Working with a Multi-Generational Workforce ASPECT 2010 Workshop Dawn McCooey McCooey Consulting Group Inc. Thanks to Community Futures & Women’s Enterprise Centre
  2. 2. Community Futures Why is this important? • Baby Boomer exodus between 2005-2020 • Birthrate in Canada • Price of employee turnover • Pressure on employers
  3. 3. Community Futures Four Generations In The Workforce Today • Veterans • Baby Boomers • Generation X • Generation Y
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Community Futures Veterans – Defining Events
  6. 6. Community Futures Veterans – Work Style – “Work First” Generation – Respect for hierarchy, command management – Lifetime commitment with gold watch retirement – Limited patience
  7. 7. Community Futures Baby Boomers – Born between 1946 and 1964 – Value commitment, loyalty and dedication – The original “ME” Generation – largest age cohort – Original entrepreneurs
  8. 8. Community Futures Boomers – Defining Events
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Community Futures Generation X – Defining Events
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Community Futures Generation Y Millennials, Nexters, Echo Boomers – Born between 1978 and 1998 – Advanced technological, fast paced world – Violence packed media
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Community Futures Generation Y – Defining Events
  16. 16. Community Futures Generation Y – New Technology
  17. 17. Community Futures Generation Y – Cultural Influences
  18. 18. Community Futures Generation Y - Icons
  19. 19. 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”
  20. 20. 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”
  21. 21. Community Futures Work Ethic Issue Date: October 30th, 1972 “Is Work Ethic Going Out of Style?”
  22. 22. Community Futures Identifying the Positives in Gen Y • Adaptability • Innovativeness • Efficiency • Resiliency • Tolerance
  23. 23. Community Futures Video – 60 Minutes “The Millenials are Coming”
  24. 24. Community Futures Gen Y – Getting Buy In What do they really want?
  25. 25. Community Futures Management Techniques That Work! • Clear Expectations • Coaching Management Style • Recognizing Efforts • Environment of Inclusion • Effective Leadership
  26. 26. Community Futures Communication • Talk to Them! – Trust & Respect – Encouragement – Humour & Fun – Feedback
  27. 27. Community Futures Recognition, Recognition, Recognition • Motivates and inspires • Contributes to loyalty • Needs to be specific & timely
  28. 28. Community Futures Rewards & Incentives • Consider perceived value • Reward dependability • Personal and tailored • Watch for pitfalls
  29. 29. Community Futures Wrap-up • Final comments or questions • Thank you • Evaluations
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