Generational Diversity in the Work Place

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Generational Diversity in the Work Place

  1. 1. <ul><li>Generational Diversity in the Work Place. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>According to the Society for Human Resource </li></ul><ul><li>Management, nearly 60 percent of HR </li></ul><ul><li>managers at large companies have observed </li></ul><ul><li>office conflicts from generational differences. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Traditionalists 1900-1945 </li></ul><ul><li>Baby Boomers 1946-1964 </li></ul><ul><li>Generation X 1965-1979 </li></ul><ul><li>Generation Y 1980-2000 </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Traditionalists 1900-1945 </li></ul>Influencers : World War I World War II Korean War The Great Depression Prohibition GI Bill
  5. 5. Traditionalists 1900-1945 <ul><li>Characteristics : </li></ul><ul><li>75 million </li></ul><ul><li>Religious </li></ul><ul><li>Loyal </li></ul><ul><li>Sacrificial </li></ul><ul><li>Trust in Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Top-Down management style </li></ul><ul><li>Silent/Need to know basis </li></ul><ul><li>View retirement as a reward </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Influencers: </li></ul><ul><li>Vietnam War </li></ul><ul><li>Watergate </li></ul><ul><li>Assassination of JFK </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Rights movement </li></ul><ul><li>Woodstock </li></ul><ul><li>Television </li></ul>Baby Boomers 1946-1964
  7. 7. Baby Boomers 1946-1964 <ul><li>Characteristics : </li></ul><ul><li>80 million </li></ul><ul><li>$2 trillion in income </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive </li></ul><ul><li>Optimistic </li></ul><ul><li>Career women </li></ul><ul><li>Self-centered </li></ul><ul><li>Deep identity with work </li></ul><ul><li>View retirement as a career change </li></ul>
  8. 8. Generation X 1965-1980 <ul><li>Influencers: </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Divorce rate tripled/latch key kids </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Clinton trial </li></ul><ul><li>Video Games </li></ul><ul><li>Challenger Shuttle Explosion </li></ul><ul><li>24 hour media-smaller world </li></ul>
  9. 9. Generation X 1965-1980 <ul><li>Characteristics: </li></ul><ul><li>46 million </li></ul><ul><li>Skeptical </li></ul><ul><li>Self-reliant </li></ul><ul><li>Distrust institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Build portable careers </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurs </li></ul>
  10. 10. Generation Y 1980-2000 <ul><li>Influencers : </li></ul><ul><li>Columbine School Shooting </li></ul><ul><li>9/11 </li></ul><ul><li>1979 tax code </li></ul><ul><li>Gulf War </li></ul><ul><li>Oklahoma city bombing </li></ul><ul><li>1988 earthquake </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Raised and educated during the self-esteem </li></ul><ul><li>movement </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phones </li></ul>
  11. 11. Generation Y 1980-2000 <ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>76 million </li></ul><ul><li>$2ll Billion in income </li></ul><ul><li>Transactional employee instead of lifetime employee </li></ul><ul><li>High expectations of self </li></ul><ul><li>Desire constant feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Want immediate responsibility/demanding </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Savvy </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul>
  12. 12. What is a company to do? <ul><li>How do you transfer knowledge from the older generations to the younger generations? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you recruit and retain a transactional employee? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you create a culture that values all generations? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Bridging the Divide <ul><li>1.Values </li></ul><ul><li>What makes your company great? </li></ul><ul><li>2.Meeting Rhythms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily-Weekly-Monthly-Quarterly-Annually </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3.Personality/ Job Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>4.Mentoring/Coaching </li></ul><ul><li>5.One-2-ones </li></ul>
  14. 14. Tips for Gen-Y employees <ul><li>Values </li></ul><ul><li>What makes you great? </li></ul><ul><li>What beliefs do you hold that will never change? </li></ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch/Coffee </li></ul><ul><li>Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Filter ideas and wait for the right time </li></ul><ul><li>Personality/ Job Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>What is your personality type and are you in the right role? </li></ul>

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