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  • 1. “ Talkin' 'bout my Generation” A Look at the Generations In Our Workforce
  • 2. What are we Talkin’ ‘bout… Today Generational Theory Four Generations in the Workplace State of California Demographics Strategies for Harmony
  • 3. Theory
    • Based on groundbreaking work of demographers and historians William Strauss and Neil Howe.
    • 1991 published book,
    • Generations –
    • The History of
    • America's Future,
    • 1584 to 2069.
  • 4. Theory Idealis t Adaptive Civic Reactive Generational Cycle Source: “Generations” by William Strauss & Neil Howe 4 different types of Generations
  • 5. Theory Adaptive Idealist Reactive Civic Recessive Generation raised in an over-protected and suffocated environment, GENTEEL lifecycle of expertise and making things better. Dominant Generation Looks INWARD, Grew up being indulged PROPHETIC lifecycle of vision and values Recessive Generation Raised in an under-protected environment, Criticized as youth REALISTIC lifecycle of survival and adventure Dominant Generation Looks outward and has a HEROIC lifestyle of secular achievement and reward
  • 6. Four Generations Adaptive Idealist Reactive Civic Name of Generation Silent Baby Boomer Gen X Millennial Age Now 66-83 48-65 27-47 6-26 Birth Years 1925-1942 1943-1960 1961-1981 1982-2002
  • 7. G.I. Generation (84+) 1900-1924
    • "The lawyers tell me they need more time, but I tell them I really don't have a lot of time at 93 1/2 years old."
    • -- Judge
    • Milton Pollack
  • 8. Who’s in the G.I. Generation?
    • Walt Disney
    • John Wayne
    • Ann Landers
    • Lee Iacocca
    • Katharine Hepburn
    • Every U.S. President
    • from 1961 to 1993 (9 elections!)
    • JFK to G.H.W. Bush
  • 9. Silent Generation (66-83) 1925-1942
    • Milestones:
      • Stock market crash
      • Great Depression
      • New Deal
      • World War II
    • Credited with the surge in helping professions such as teaching, medicine, ministry
    • Civil Rights: MLK, Malcolm X, Cesar Chavez
  • 10. Silent Generation (66-83)
    • William F. Buckley
    • Andy Warhol
    • Sandra Day O’Connor
    • Woody Allen
    • Phil Donahue
    • Barbra Streisand
    • NO Presidents
    • Candidates: John McCain
    • Mondale, Dukakis, Gary Hart
  • 11. G.I. + Silent = Traditionalists
    • Combined, the G.I. and Silent generations are often referred to as the Traditionalists in our workforce (66+).
  • 12. Baby Boomers (48-65)
    • Milestones:
      • TV age begins, polio vaccine discovered, school desegregation decision
      • Vietnam protests, Summer of Love, Woodstock, Kent State
      • 18 year olds awarded the vote
      • Apollo moon landing
      • MLK and Kennedy assassinations
  • 13. Baby Boomers (48-65)
    • Janis Joplin
    • Steve Martin
    • Donald Trump
    • Jane Pauley
    • Patty Hearst
    • Bill Gates
    • The last two presidents
    • Bill Clinton and George W. Bush
  • 14. Generation X
    • Milestones:
      • Rosemary’s Baby begins decade of “bad child” films
      • Roe v. Wade, Birth control pills
      • Watergate scandal
      • Iran hostage crisis
      • Challenger shuttle explodes, Berlin Wall comes down
      • Reagan & Pope shootings
      • MTV
  • 15. Generation X
    • Amazon and Ebay
    • entrepreneurs Jeff Bezos
    • and Pierre Omidar
    • Lance Armstrong
    • Demi Moore
    • Tony Hawk
    • Kurt Cobain
    • Janeane Garofalo
    • Barack Obama
  • 16. Millennials
    • Milestones:
      • Tiananmen Square, Berlin Wall, End of Cold War
      • Rodney King, O.J. Simpson
      • Waco, Heaven’s Gate cults
      • Oklahoma City bombing
      • Clinton/Lewinsky
      • Columbine
      • 9-11
  • 17. Millennials
    • Danica Patrick
    • John Mayer
    • Mary Kate and
    • Ashley Olsen
    • Bow Wow
    • Prince William
    • Miley Cyrus
  • 18. We Think Differently
    • I AM NOT YOU
  • 19. What We Want To Accomplish at Work
    • Silents:
      • Maximize economic value, strengthen institutions
    • Boomers:
      • Self-actualize, act on their ideals, and produce visible accomplishments
    • Gen Xers:
      • Get more done in less time, make processes work better, be left alone
    • Millennials:
      • Do socially meaningful work, collaborate, multitask, participate, and receive feedback.
  • 20. Traditionalists
    • How they work
      • Stable, detail-oriented, thorough, loyal and hard-working
    • Their preferences
      • Not comfortable with ambiguity or change
      • Reluctant to buck the system
      • Uncomfortable with conflict
      • Reticent when they disagree
      • Formal feedback
      • Prefer one-on-one training
      • Face to face meetings
  • 21. Baby Boomers
    • How they work
      • Service oriented, driven, willing to go the extra mile, good at relationships, can be workaholics
    • Their preferences
      • May put process ahead of
      • result
      • Participative Management
      • Like to work with people
      • who have similar points of view
      • Face to face meetings, email
  • 22. Generation X
    • How they work
      • Adaptable, techno-literate, not intimidated by authority, creative, entrepreneurs
    • Their preferences
      • Multiple projects, Independence, Timely feedback
      • Flexible work schedules
      • Change jobs and careers several times
  • 23. Millennials
    • Their preferences
      • Supervision and structure
      • Assistance with handling difficult people issues
      • Immediate feedback
      • Working with technology
      • Integrating Work and Life
    • How they work
      • Work well in teams, multi-tasking capabilities, technologically savvy, realistic, are OK with long hours, meaningful work, diversity
  • 24. State of California’s Workforce Silent/G.I. Baby Boomer Gen X Millennial 3% 47% 39% 11%
  • 25. Supervisors/Managers/CEAs/Exempts Silent/G.I. Baby Boomer Gen X Millennial 3% 70% 26% 1%
  • 26. Build Bridges, Not Walls
    • Knowledge Management for senior workers
    • Provide a forum for workers and IT professional to discuss technology issues and training differences
    • Encourage and help set up reciprocal mentoring relationships between generations
  • 27. Build Bridges, Not Walls
    • Provide a place for younger workers to voice their views
    • Challenge younger workers to help solve the cultural and generational issues in the workplace
    • Empower and reward workers who create and use new solutions and practices.
    • Generations on Teams
  • 28. Thank you!
    • The End!
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