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ERE Webinar from 10/21/2009, presented by J.T. O'Donnell.

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Generation Y: Bridging the Generation Gap in Corporate America Generation Y: Bridging the Generation Gap in Corporate America Presentation Transcript

  • Gen
Y:
 Bridging
the
Genera/on
Gap
in

 Corporate
America
 J.T.
O’Donnell
–
Careerealism.com

  • Genera/onal
Disconnect
 •  Don’t
play
nice!
 •  Lack
of
respect
 •  Trouble
communica<ng
 •  Different
Career
Iden))es
 Presenta<on
cannot
be
reused
or
distributed
without
consent
from
J.T.
O'Donnell.
 Permission
requests
can
be
made
at
www.CAREEREALISM.com.


  • How
Important
is
Career
Iden/ty?

 (I
can
read
your
mind!)
 •  What
do
you
do?
 •  I
am
a
____________.
 •  Did
you
pick
someone
with

 professional
success?
 FACT:
No
other
society
in
the
world
puts
as
 

 much
emphasis
on
career
success
as
we
do.
 Presenta<on
cannot
be
reused
or
distributed
without
consent
from
J.T.
O'Donnell.
 Permission
requests
can
be
made
at
www.CAREEREALISM.com.


  • America’s
Career
Crisis
 •  7
out
of
10
Americans
are
unhappy
with
work.
 •  Condi<oned
to
never
be
sa<sfied.

 (i.e.
Sensorial
Assault:
24/7
=
be[er/faster/cheaper)
 •  Our
personal
iden<<es
are
<ghtly
linked
to
our
 professions.
 •  Our
level
of
happiness
in
life
rises
and
falls
with
respect
 to
how
we
are
feeling
about
our
jobs.
 Presenta<on
cannot
be
reused
or
distributed
without
consent
from
J.T.
O'Donnell.
 Permission
requests
can
be
made
at
www.CAREEREALISM.com.


  • Re‐cap
of
the
Genera<ons:
 •  Matures
(age
64+)
 •  Baby
Boomers
(ages
45‐63)
 •  Gen
X
(ages
30‐44)
 •  Gen
Y
(ages
9‐29)
 Let’s
test
your
genera)onal
 knowledge!
 Presenta<on
cannot
be
reused
or
distributed
without
consent
from
J.T.
O'Donnell.
 Permission
requests
can
be
made
at
www.CAREEREALISM.com.


  • The
Disconnect:
 •  shaped
by
drama<cally
 different
experiences
 •  4
unique
reali<es
 •  don’t
respect/appreciate
 one
another
 Presenta<on
cannot
be
reused
or
distributed
without
consent
from
J.T.
O'Donnell.
 Permission
requests
can
be
made
at
www.CAREEREALISM.com.


  • Key
Defini<ons
 “LOYALTY” “MONEY” “CAREER” “APPROACH” Matures Forever Save Vocation Team-player Baby Decades Spend Means to Self-absorbed Boomer Retirement Gen X Yearly Hedge Necessary Entrepreneur Evil Gen Y Daily Expect 4-letter Word All of the above! Presenta<on
cannot
be
reused
or
distributed
without
consent
from
J.T.
O'Donnell.
 Permission
requests
can
be
made
at
www.CAREEREALISM.com.


  • Driving
Percep<ons
 Priorities Frustrations Value Admire & Respect Matures Responsibility Pace Quality Authority Baby Individuality Accountability Status Power Boomer Gen X Diversity Complacency Deal Success Gen Y Authenticity Authority Cutting-edge Celebrity Presenta<on
cannot
be
reused
or
distributed
without
consent
from
J.T.
O'Donnell.
 Permission
requests
can
be
made
at
www.CAREEREALISM.com.


  • Gen
Y
 •  Unprepared
&
En<tled
 •  Easily
Overwhelmed
 •  Avoid
3
C’s
At
ALL
Costs
 Presenta<on
cannot
be
reused
or
distributed
without
consent
from
J.T.
O'Donnell.
 Permission
requests
can
be
made
at
www.CAREEREALISM.com.


  • Gen
X
 •  Intense!
 •  Golden
Handcuffs
 •  Blurry
Work‐Life
Balance
 Presenta<on
cannot
be
reused
or
distributed
without
consent
from
J.T.
O'Donnell.
 Permission
requests
can
be
made
at
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  • Baby
Boomers
 •  Re<rement‐ready
BUT
 Underfunded
 •  No
Distrac<ons
Please!
 •  Been
There,
Done
That
 Presenta<on
cannot
be
reused
or
distributed
without
consent
from
J.T.
O'Donnell.
 Permission
requests
can
be
made
at
www.CAREEREALISM.com.


  • Matures
 •  Work
is
Life
 •  What’s
the
Hurry?
 •  Process,
Process,
Process!
 Presenta<on
cannot
be
reused
or
distributed
without
consent
from
J.T.
O'Donnell.
 Permission
requests
can
be
made
at
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  • Older
Genera<ons
MUST
Consider:
   On‐demand,
Instant
Gra/fica/on
Era
















 
(Sensorial
Assault
‐
Be[er,
Faster,
Cheaper,
24/7)
   Helicopter
Parents















































 (“I’ll
protect
you.”
and
“Gold
stars
for
everyone!”
)



   Pop‐behaviorism
 (“Do
this
and
you’ll
get
that.”)





















   Technology
=
Cultural
ADD
&
Social
Disconnec/on

 (I
can
text
faster
than
I
speak.)
   Boomerang
Kids
(a.k.a.
KIPPERS)




















 (Cost‐of‐living
outpaced
star<ng
salaries.)
 Presenta<on
cannot
be
reused
or
distributed
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consent
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J.T.
O'Donnell.
 Permission
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  • Younger
Genera<ons
Dealing
With:
 •  Land
of
Opportunity
 (“Everything’s
be[er
than
what
we
had.”)
 •  Pay
Your
Dues
&
Respect
Your
Elders
 (“I
walked
six
miles
uphill,
both
ways!”)
 •  With
Age
Comes
Experience
 (“Been
there,
done
that.”) 
 •  Resistance
to
Change
 (“Slow
and
steady
wins
the
race.”)
 Presenta<on
cannot
be
reused
or
distributed
without
consent
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J.T.
O'Donnell.
 Permission
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be
made
at
www.CAREEREALISM.com.


  • Ques<ons?
 Presenta<on
cannot
be
reused
or
distributed
without
consent
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J.T.
O'Donnell.
 Permission
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be
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  • One
last
thought…
 TA
and
we
really
HTH.
 TC,
GL
and
remember
‐
 TTTT!
 Presenta<on
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be
reused
or
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J.T.
O'Donnell.
 Permission
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  • www.CAREEREALISM.com
 Because
EVERY
Job
is
Temporary
 info@careerealism.com
 Presenta<on
cannot
be
reused
or
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J.T.
O'Donnell.
 Permission
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at
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