Veterans/Traditionalists:Veterans/Traditionalists: Over 68Over 68years oldyears old• Important events included:– The Great Depression– WWII– Disney releases it’s first animated feature (SnowWhite)– The Korean War– Sputnik went into OrbitYou might be a veteran if…• You have the ability to entertain yourself without aTV, in fact you remember the days before TV• Popular Technology: Radio
Baby Boomers:Baby Boomers: 48-67 years old48-67 years old• Important events included:– Man walks on the Moon– Civil Rights– Woodstock– Deaths of JFK and Martin Luther King– Vietnam War beginsYou might be a Boomer if you can complete thesesentences…• When the Beatles first came to the U.S. in early1964, we all watched them on the ______show• "Get your kicks, ________________”• Popular Technology: Television
Generation X:Generation X: 33-47 years old33-47 years old•Important events:– The Cold War (remember getting under your desk?)– Challenger Shuttle Explodes on Takeoff– Berlin Wall Dismantled– Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe– U.S. Troops go to Persian Gulf for the 1sttime– AIDS IdentifiedYou might be a Gen Xer if…• Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how youactually learned the English language.• Making a mixed tape was how you professed yourlovePopular Technology: Computers
Millennials:Millennials: 12-32 years old12-32 years old• Important Events:– Death of Princess Diana– Death of Mother Teresa– Columbine– 9/11– World Center Attacks– War begins in Iraq for a 2ndtimeYou might be a Millennial if…• Facebook, text messaging, tweeting, and other socialnetworking sites are a regular part of your daily life• Popular Technology: The internet, cell phones
94% of Millennials statethey respect oldergenerations
Only 23% of womenunder age 34 said olderco-workers "energizeme and bring new ideasto the table."
In a study of 500 women,70% felt that malebosses treated thembetter than femalebosses did.
How Can You Help DifferentHow Can You Help DifferentGenerations Work TogetherGenerations Work TogetherEffectively?Effectively?
FOCUS: on the similarities ofthe four generations.We all want to be successful.We all have hopes and dreams.We all want to be treated with respect.
EveryEvery generation that enters thegeneration that enters theworkforce makes wavesworkforce makes waves!!
CHANGE is inevitable!Boomers and Gen X, you brought changewith you, Millennials are bringing changewith them.
LEARNING is criticalMillenniels should not be quick to dismiss thewisdom and experience of Boomers andGen X women.Boomers and Gen X should not be quick todismiss ideas of younger employees.