Navigating the  Generation Gap at Work
<ul><li>Defining the Organizational Generation Gap </li></ul>At its core…it is a confluence of differing experiences and t...
<ul><li>Long enduring judgments appraising the worth of an idea, object, person, place, or practice. </li></ul>Definition ...
Organizational Values are Impacted by: <ul><li>Our understanding of commitment </li></ul><ul><li>How and why we work/volun...
Why Now? <ul><li>Industrial Age to Technology Age Fall out  </li></ul><ul><li>First time in history where four generations...
Values May Be Socialized By Generational Cohort Group <ul><li>Industrial Age </li></ul><ul><li>Fostered: </li></ul><ul><ul...
The Four Generations in Today’s Organizations <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><u...
The Traditional Generation <ul><li>Born:  1925 - 1945 </li></ul><ul><li>Age:  63 - 84 </li></ul><ul><li>Married earlier an...
The Baby Boom Generation <ul><li>Born:  1946 - 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>Age:  44 - 63 </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of the Depa...
Generation X <ul><li>Born:  1965 - 1980 </li></ul><ul><li>Age:  28 - 44 </li></ul><ul><li>Decline and inequity of federal ...
The Millennial  Generation <ul><li>Born:  1981 - 1990 </li></ul><ul><li>Age:  19 - 28 </li></ul><ul><li>“ No Child Left Be...
More Challenges to Come…  The You-Tube Generation <ul><li>Born: 1990 - ??? </li></ul><ul><li>Age: birth to 19 </li></ul><u...
Changing Perspectives
Gaining an Understanding About Stereotypes <ul><li>“… a standardized mental picture that is held in common by members of a...
Focusing on the Reality and  Not the Perception <ul><li>By employing a greater understanding of Generational and Individua...
Through a Better Understanding of Communication <ul><li>Communication reflects cultural values and perspectives. </li></ul...
Leading Change Begins with “I” <ul><li>Assess your own actions/reactions </li></ul><ul><li>Express your own needs, objecti...
Resources <ul><li>Bridging the Boomer-Xer Gap . Karp, Fuller, Sirias </li></ul><ul><li>Bridging the Generation Gap.  Grave...
How To Reach Me <ul><li>Terrie Huston </li></ul><ul><li>Intergenerational Communication Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>546 Wh...
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    1. 1. Navigating the Generation Gap at Work
    2. 2. <ul><li>Defining the Organizational Generation Gap </li></ul>At its core…it is a confluence of differing experiences and the value systems created by those experiences; and by our own stereotypical ideas regarding our own and other generations.
    3. 3. <ul><li>Long enduring judgments appraising the worth of an idea, object, person, place, or practice. </li></ul>Definition of Organizational Values
    4. 4. Organizational Values are Impacted by: <ul><li>Our understanding of commitment </li></ul><ul><li>How and why we work/volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>How we treat those around us </li></ul><ul><li>What we expect from individuals, relationships, organizations we associate with and/or belong to, etc. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Why Now? <ul><li>Industrial Age to Technology Age Fall out </li></ul><ul><li>First time in history where four generations have been active in organizational life </li></ul><ul><li>Technological advancements </li></ul>
    6. 6. Values May Be Socialized By Generational Cohort Group <ul><li>Industrial Age </li></ul><ul><li>Fostered: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hierarchy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational Loyalty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic Respect for Elders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Climbing corporate ladder reward for hard work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Impacted Traditional and Baby Boom Generations </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Age </li></ul><ul><li>Fostered: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respect must be earned </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better job anywhere reward for hard work and ambition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Impacted Generation X and Millennial Generations </li></ul>
    7. 7. The Four Generations in Today’s Organizations <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Baby Boomer </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Generation X </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Millennial </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. The Traditional Generation <ul><li>Born: 1925 - 1945 </li></ul><ul><li>Age: 63 - 84 </li></ul><ul><li>Married earlier and produced more babies than any other American generation </li></ul><ul><li>Figure-heads of the Civil Rights movement are among their members </li></ul><ul><li>Have not produced a single U.S. President </li></ul>
    9. 9. The Baby Boom Generation <ul><li>Born: 1946 - 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>Age: 44 - 63 </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of the Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Many raised on the lessons imparted by Dr. Spock </li></ul><ul><li>Woodstock and Vietnam War have heavily influenced this group’s involvement in public policy </li></ul>
    10. 10. Generation X <ul><li>Born: 1965 - 1980 </li></ul><ul><li>Age: 28 - 44 </li></ul><ul><li>Decline and inequity of federal funding of education </li></ul><ul><li>Roe vs. Wade and the public sale of birth control pills impacts family planning </li></ul><ul><li>First Latch-key generation </li></ul>
    11. 11. The Millennial Generation <ul><li>Born: 1981 - 1990 </li></ul><ul><li>Age: 19 - 28 </li></ul><ul><li>“ No Child Left Behind”/Standardized Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Television, VHS/DVD movies, and videogames have lead to short attention spans and a need for continuous entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in “baby before marriage” trend </li></ul>
    12. 12. More Challenges to Come… The You-Tube Generation <ul><li>Born: 1990 - ??? </li></ul><ul><li>Age: birth to 19 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4get email - jst txt :-) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networking has narrowed their world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inter-personal skills training will be essential </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for fast-paced training is also a must </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workplace propriety discussions particularly pertaining to social networking sites and cell phone use </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Changing Perspectives
    14. 14. Gaining an Understanding About Stereotypes <ul><li>“… a standardized mental picture that is held in common by members of a group and that represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude, or uncritical judgment.” </li></ul><ul><li>In essence, stereotypes are based on perception, not reality. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Focusing on the Reality and Not the Perception <ul><li>By employing a greater understanding of Generational and Individual differences… </li></ul>
    16. 16. Through a Better Understanding of Communication <ul><li>Communication reflects cultural values and perspectives. </li></ul><ul><li>Language reflects what the mainstream culture believes to be important. </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware: meanings can and do change! </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes the “rules” change too! </li></ul>
    17. 17. Leading Change Begins with “I” <ul><li>Assess your own actions/reactions </li></ul><ul><li>Express your own needs, objectives and understanding of the “rules” in a clear and concise way </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt to the ways in which communication “rules” have changed </li></ul>
    18. 18. Resources <ul><li>Bridging the Boomer-Xer Gap . Karp, Fuller, Sirias </li></ul><ul><li>Bridging the Generation Gap. Gravett/Throckmorton </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting Generations. Raines </li></ul><ul><li>Generations . Strauss and Howe </li></ul><ul><li>Generations at Work . Zemke, Raines, Filipczak </li></ul><ul><li>How to Design and Deliver Training for the New and Emerging Generations . El-Shamy </li></ul><ul><li>Managing the Generation Mix. Martin & Tulgan </li></ul><ul><li>The Multigenerational Congregation. Rendle </li></ul><ul><li>Retiring the Generation GAP. Deal </li></ul><ul><li>When Generations Collide. Lancaster & Stillman </li></ul>
    19. 19. How To Reach Me <ul><li>Terrie Huston </li></ul><ul><li>Intergenerational Communication Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>546 Whitney Ave. </li></ul><ul><li>Worthington, Ohio 43085 </li></ul><ul><li>Work: 614-840-0966 </li></ul><ul><li>Cell: 614-284-4217 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul>
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