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Generations<br />Communication through the Ages<br />
Your Tour Guides…<br />Sean Schultz<br />Steve Sinclair<br />Dan Teuteberg<br />
Population Change<br />Graph: http://www.flatrock.org.nz/topics/money_politics_law/assets/boom1.jpg<br />
Population Breakdown<br />Graph: http://s3.hubimg.com/u/875202_f496.jpg<br />
Generations<br />G.I. Generation<br />Silents<br />Baby Boomers<br />Generation X or X-ers<br />Y-ers or Millennials<br />...
Generation Time Frames<br />G.I. Generation: 1901-1924<br />Silents: 1925-1945<br />Baby Boomers: 1946-1964<br />Generatio...
Generations Of Interest Today<br />G.I. Generation: 1901-1924<br />Silents: 1925-1945<br />Baby Boomers: Sean<br />Generat...
Every 10 seconds a Boomer is turning 50<br />Educated<br />Independent<br />Minimal tolerance of authority<br />Low level ...
Martin Luther King<br />John and Robert Kennedy<br />Captain Kangaroo<br />Bill Clinton<br />The Beatles<br />Mickey Mantl...
Willing to go the extra mile<br />Optimistic<br />Positive<br />Idealistic<br />Want to have it all<br />Driven – expect s...
Vietnam, Cuban Missile Crisis, Kent State<br />Assassination of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy<br />Ne...
Touch-tone phone<br />Diplomatic<br />In Person<br />Answer thoroughly/expect details<br />Consensus<br />Communication<br...
Majority of national workforce<br />Techno literate<br />Independent<br />Skeptical of authority<br />Built a portable res...
Barack Obama<br />Pick Your Favorite Bush<br />Big Bird<br />Hillary Clinton<br />Bill Gates<br />Magic Johnson<br />Poiso...
Thrive on creative and competitive environments<br />Embrace radical change<br />High risks for high rewards<br />Pragmati...
Watergate, Three Mile Island meltdown<br />Space Shuttle Challenger explodes<br />Massive corporate layoffs<br />Rap, pop ...
Cell phone<br />Blunt/direct<br />Immediate/indirect<br />Short sound bites<br />Tie message to results<br />Communication...
15% of national workforce and growing!<br />iGeneration<br />Respect after being respected<br />Want relaxed authority<br ...
Bill Gates<br />Lebron James<br />Barney<br />Justin Timberlake<br />Britney Spears<br />Leadership Icons<br />Millennials...
Idealistic<br />Confident<br />Collective<br />Socially-minded and active<br />Achievement-oriented<br />Structured <br />...
Desert Storm, war in Iraq & Afghanistan<br />Sept.11 <br />Technology Explosion<br />iPods, Blackberries, iPhones, iPads<b...
Smart phone<br />Polite<br />Positive<br />Do not talk down to them<br />Learn in networks<br />Communication<br />Millenn...
Symbols of a Generation<br />Show and Tell: What Represents Us<br />
Coffee Talk with …<br />As Linda Richman would say "I'm a little faklempt! Talk amongst yourselves... I'll give you a topi...
Your Turn<br />Do your thing and report back<br />
ReferencesMaterials adapted from:<br />“Understanding Generational Differences in Education” Workshop for WSU Faculty and ...
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  1. 1. Generations<br />Communication through the Ages<br />
  2. 2. Your Tour Guides…<br />Sean Schultz<br />Steve Sinclair<br />Dan Teuteberg<br />
  3. 3. Population Change<br />Graph: http://www.flatrock.org.nz/topics/money_politics_law/assets/boom1.jpg<br />
  4. 4. Population Breakdown<br />Graph: http://s3.hubimg.com/u/875202_f496.jpg<br />
  5. 5. Generations<br />G.I. Generation<br />Silents<br />Baby Boomers<br />Generation X or X-ers<br />Y-ers or Millennials<br />Generation Z<br />
  6. 6. Generation Time Frames<br />G.I. Generation: 1901-1924<br />Silents: 1925-1945<br />Baby Boomers: 1946-1964<br />Generation X or X-ers:1964-1981<br />Y-ers or Millennials: 1980-2000<br />Generation Z: 2000-<br />
  7. 7. Generations Of Interest Today<br />G.I. Generation: 1901-1924<br />Silents: 1925-1945<br />Baby Boomers: Sean<br />Generation X or X-ers: Steve<br />Y-ers or Millennials: Dan<br />Generation Z: 2000-<br />
  8. 8. Every 10 seconds a Boomer is turning 50<br />Educated<br />Independent<br />Minimal tolerance of authority<br />Low level of organizational allegiance*<br />Rewards: money, title, recognition<br />Live to work<br />What’s important?<br />Boomers<br />
  9. 9. Martin Luther King<br />John and Robert Kennedy<br />Captain Kangaroo<br />Bill Clinton<br />The Beatles<br />Mickey Mantle<br />Leadership Icons<br />Boomers<br />
  10. 10. Willing to go the extra mile<br />Optimistic<br />Positive<br />Idealistic<br />Want to have it all<br />Driven – expect same of others<br />Motivation<br />Boomers<br />
  11. 11. Vietnam, Cuban Missile Crisis, Kent State<br />Assassination of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy<br />Neil Armstrong walks on the moon<br />Woodstock—rock and roll music<br />Civil Rights, Roe vs. Wade, N.O.W., “the pill”, AIDS<br />Events<br />Boomers<br />
  12. 12. Touch-tone phone<br />Diplomatic<br />In Person<br />Answer thoroughly/expect details<br />Consensus<br />Communication<br />Boomers<br />
  13. 13. Majority of national workforce<br />Techno literate<br />Independent<br />Skeptical of authority<br />Built a portable resume<br />Rewards: time off, benefits, freedom<br />Work to live<br />What’s important?<br />X-ers<br />
  14. 14. Barack Obama<br />Pick Your Favorite Bush<br />Big Bird<br />Hillary Clinton<br />Bill Gates<br />Magic Johnson<br />Poison<br />Leadership Icon<br />X-ers<br />
  15. 15. Thrive on creative and competitive environments<br />Embrace radical change<br />High risks for high rewards<br />Pragmatic<br />Self-reliant<br />Work/life balance<br />Motivation<br />X-ers<br />
  16. 16. Watergate, Three Mile Island meltdown<br />Space Shuttle Challenger explodes<br />Massive corporate layoffs<br />Rap, pop and heavy metal music<br />Dual-career parents, “latchkey kids”<br />Events<br />X-ers<br />
  17. 17. Cell phone<br />Blunt/direct<br />Immediate/indirect<br />Short sound bites<br />Tie message to results<br />Communication<br />X-ers<br />
  18. 18. 15% of national workforce and growing!<br />iGeneration<br />Respect after being respected<br />Want relaxed authority<br />Earn money for immediate consumption<br />Rewards: meaningful work, frequent feedback<br />Work to “?”<br />What’s important?<br />Millennials<br />
  19. 19. Bill Gates<br />Lebron James<br />Barney<br />Justin Timberlake<br />Britney Spears<br />Leadership Icons<br />Millennials<br />
  20. 20. Idealistic<br />Confident<br />Collective<br />Socially-minded and active<br />Achievement-oriented<br />Structured <br />Live in the moment<br />Motivation<br />Millennials<br />
  21. 21. Desert Storm, war in Iraq & Afghanistan<br />Sept.11 <br />Technology Explosion<br />iPods, Blackberries, iPhones, iPads<br />Embracing past generations’ music<br />America’s 1st African-American President<br />Events<br />Millennials<br />
  22. 22. Smart phone<br />Polite<br />Positive<br />Do not talk down to them<br />Learn in networks<br />Communication<br />Millennials<br />
  23. 23. Symbols of a Generation<br />Show and Tell: What Represents Us<br />
  24. 24. Coffee Talk with …<br />As Linda Richman would say "I'm a little faklempt! Talk amongst yourselves... I'll give you a topic."<br />Coffee Talk Clip 5 mins in<br />
  25. 25. Your Turn<br />Do your thing and report back<br />
  26. 26. ReferencesMaterials adapted from:<br />“Understanding Generational Differences in Education” Workshop for WSU Faculty and Staff by Larsen, Barb<br />“Surviving and Thriving in the Multigenerational Workplace” by Lechman, Kathy and Flynn, Beth<br />“Generational differences chart” from AmeriCorps VISTA Conference<br />
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