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Why Can't We All Just Get Along? Four Generations Working Side by Side in Harmony
 

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Presentation delivered at the Training Officer's Consortium (TOC) Institute in Williamsburg, VA, on April 27, 2009. Facilitated by a Gen X'er and a Traditional. Objectives included: ...

Presentation delivered at the Training Officer's Consortium (TOC) Institute in Williamsburg, VA, on April 27, 2009. Facilitated by a Gen X'er and a Traditional. Objectives included:
1. Understand and better navigate the intergenerational differences in your office
2. Participate in several training modalities that reach a multi-generational audience
3. Experience a truly blended approach to training that addresses the learning preferences of all four generations.

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    Why Can't We All Just Get Along? Four Generations Working Side by Side in Harmony Why Can't We All Just Get Along? Four Generations Working Side by Side in Harmony Presentation Transcript

    • Why Can't We All Just Get Along? Four Generations Working Side by Side (In Harmony!) Jean C. Palmer Andrew Krzmarzick Training for Success & Excellence The Graduate School http://jeanpalmer.com http://www.graduateschool.edu (703) 768-4859 (202) 821-6288 Jean@JeanPalmer.com Andrew_Krzmarzick@grad.usda.gov http://generationshift.blogspot.com Twitter: @krazykriz Linkedin.com/in/andrewkrzmarzick
    • Have you heard the news?
    • • Imagine… • Our mission today: Intergenerational harmony
    • Objectives  Understand and better navigate the intergenerational differences in your office  Participate in several training modalities that reach a multi-generational audience  Experience a truly blended approach to training that addresses the learning preferences of all four generations
    • Agenda  Introductions/Expectations  Four Generations  Activity: Generation Appreciation  Four Common Conflicts o Finding Information (Role Play by Andy and Jean) o Getting Together (Role Play by You!) o Communication (Video-Based Scenario) o Choosing Where and When to Work (Web-Based Scenario w/Special Guest)  Open Discussion/Closing Thoughts
    • Four Generations in Today’s Workplace Traditionalists Baby Boomers (pre-1946) (1946-1964) Generation X Generation Y (1965-1978) (1979-2000)
    • Introductions Share with 2-3 people around you:  Your Name  Organization  Your Generation
    • • Be careful about comparisons • Traditionals and Boomers aren’t done yet and still have much to contribute • Gen X/Y: “Labels are unfair” and potentially discriminatory • Measure individual merit
    • “Don't fall prey to stereotypes… It's all about going out and finding people who are a good job fit, a cultural fit and a lifestyle fit.” - Ed Powell Director of Business Development, Monster Government Solutions
    • Generational Differences  Each individual has a perspective – a set of filters – through which they see the world  Shapes the way they think things should be  What’s right and wrong  What’s good and bad  What’s fair and unfair
    • Generational Differences  Formed during first 10, 15, 20 years of life  Most impressionable  Personality most open to influence  External: personal and social  Personal: family, teachers, uniqueness  Social: things around us - fads, news, economy, political climate, music, trends
    • Generational Timeline Gen Y/ Traditionals/Matures Baby Boomers Generation X Millennials 1900-1909 1910-1919 1920-1929 1930-1939 1940-1949 1950-1959 1960-1969 1970-1979 1980-1989 1990-1999 Model-T, World War Women's Great World War Hydrogen JFK, Martin Vietnam Mikhail Internet, First Flight, I, Triangle Suffrage, Depression, II, Adolf Bomb, Luther King War, Gorbachev, Nelson San Shirtwaist King Tut's Mohandas Hitler, Pearl McCarthyis Jr., Munich Mount St. Mandela, Francisco Factory, the Tomb, Gandhi, Harbor, m, Korean Eichmann Olympic Helens, Operation Earthquake, Titanic, Mussolini, J. Empire Manhattan War, Color Trial, Berlin Games, AIDS, Pac- Desert Einstein's Russian Edgar State Project, TV, Polio Wall, Cuban Watergate, Man, Storm, Theory of Revolution, Hoover, Building, Chuck Vaccine, Mt. Missile Abortion, Personal Waco, O.J. Relativity, Mata Hari, Mein Kampf, Amelia Yeager, Everest, Crisis, Draft Patty Computers, Simpson, Boxer Prohibiton Monkey Earhart, Berlin Airlift, Disneyland, Protests, Hearst, Pol Ethiopian Oklahoma Rebellion, Trial, Nazis, Apartheid, Rosa Parks, Charles Pot, Star Famine, City First Silent Charles quot;Monopoly,quot; Communist Sputnik Manson Wars, Exxon Bombing, Movie Lindbergh the China Disco, Valdez Princess Hindenburg Margaret Diana, Y2K Thatcher
    • Generational Overview Adapted from Cam Marston at http://www.generationalinsights.com
    • Generational Differences Adapted from © VisionPoint Products, Inc.
    • Generational Differences Adapted from © VisionPoint Products, Inc.
    • Learning Preferences Boomers Traditionals Gen X Millennials Lifelong learners Formal/conservative Edutainment Teamwork Well educated Value to team vs. self Clear expectations Technology Interactive/participatory Straightforward Be efficient Experiential Non-authoritarian Learn privately Use visual aids Learning communities Networking, teamwork Big picture, then detail Up-to-date technology Clear structure Make ’em feel important Respect for experience Break frequently Fun and games Be democratic Clear and logical facts Role plays are good Short attention span * Source: Coates, J. Generational Learning Styles. LERN Books. River Falls, WI
    • Learning Preferences Activity (please break into groups of 3-4): “One Thing I Appreciate About Each Generation is…”
    • Learning Preferences Four Common Conflicts  Finding Information (Role Play: Andy & Jean)  Getting Together (Role Play by You!)  Communication (Video-Based Scenario)  Where/When to Work (Web-Based Scenario)
    • Four Common Conflicts Conflict 1: Finding Information (Role Play by Andy and Jean)
    • Four Common Conflicts 1. What generational characteristics did you see? 2. Do you see this scenario in your workplace? 3. How do you best handle it?
    • Four Common Conflicts Conflict 2: Getting Together (Role Play by You!)
    • Four Common Conflicts 1. What generational characteristics did you see? 2. Do you see this scenario in your workplace? 3. How do you best handle it?
    • Four Common Conflicts Conflict 3: Communication (Video-Based Scenario)
    • Four Common Conflicts 1. What generational characteristics did you see? 2. Do you see this scenario in your workplace? 3. How do you best handle it?
    • Four Common Conflicts Conflict 4: Choosing Where and When to Work (Web-Based Scenario w/Special Guest)
    • Four Common Conflicts 1. What generational characteristics did you see? 2. Do you see this scenario in your workplace? 3. How do you best handle it?
    • Tips for Working Across Generations DON’T  Stereotype (e.g., judging your colleagues’ capabilities by what they wear and what their work hours seem to be).  Ridicule or make derogatory remarks like “dinosaur,” “bureaucrat,” “slacker,” or “kid.”  Miss opportunities to improve communications and strengthen relationships.  Make assumptions that every member of any given generation thinks or behaves exactly alike.
    • Tips for Working Across Generations DO  Recognize that generational differences influence our ideas, expectations, values, and behaviors at work.  Acknowledge that everyone wants to be treated with respect – it might look and feel different, based on differing experiences and perspectives.  Know that you have different life experiences and can learn from others’ experiences and perspectives.  Find ways to create shared values and common ground.
    • Tips for Working Across Generations DO  Be willing to flex your natural style and preferences in order to work effectively with all your colleagues.  Be open and honest about your “hot buttons” (i.e., recurring sources of tension or conflict).  Give your colleagues specific suggestions on what they can do to help you perform at your best.  Focus on what really matters- productivity, teamwork, and customer relationships.  Challenge assumptions and raise awareness regarding the multigenerational workplace.
    • Take-Aways Regroup with the same 2-3 people from the beginning:  Take aways?  Ah-ha moments?  Surprises?  Lingering questions/ concerns?
    • Thank you! Jean C. Palmer Andrew Krzmarzick Training for Success & Excellence The Graduate School http://jeanpalmer.com http://www.graduateschool.edu (703) 768-4859 (202) 821-6288 Jean@JeanPalmer.com Andrew_Krzmarzick@grad.usda.gov http://generationshift.blogspot.com Twitter: @krazykriz Linkedin.com/in/andrewkrzmarzick