What implications…developing leaders. How to get Gen Yers up to speed quickly?
Discuss the key points in history that influenced each groupHistorical vs personal events
Notes: Pass out Generational Preferences Handout
Notes/Handout: This requires a group with at least two generations represented. Create pairs of employees from two different generations. Have individuals review the generational preferences that represent their generation and determine whether they agree or not with the general statements.
Notes/Handout: This is delivered to a group of no more than 15. Ask them to answer these questions individually and not share with others in the group. Then split into groups by generation and ask the group to discuss their individual preferences. You are invited to join a new team because of your expertise. You are introduced to your team members and then asked by the team leader to draft the notes of the meeting. How would you draft the notes? What would you plan on doing with the notes after the meeting?
Notes: Pairs comprise representatives from two different generations. Then identify one preference that each person can mentor the other in to strengthen the individual as well as team. Identify a project. -technology is an area that Gen X’ers and Y’ers can mentor the older generations-communication is an area that Boomers can mentor younger generations
Notes: Look for success stories in your organization where the multi generations work effectively by leveraging their differences.
Generations in the Workplace (in millions)Gen Y or Millenials (1980-2000) 80 Gen X (1965-1979) 55 Baby Boomers (1946-1964) 1 77 Traditionalists (<1946) 0 20 40 60 80 @SrExecAdvisor @shrmatl
Key Points in HistoryWhat influenced thegenerations? @SrExecAdvisor @shrmatl
Historical Events Traditionalist- Great Depression, WWII, FDRBoomers- civil rights, Vietnam War, space travel, television Gen Xers - Berlin Wall, AIDS, Desert Storm, MTV Gen Yers - internet, school violence, Clinton affair, 9/11 @SrExecAdvisor @shrmatl
What events havecontributed to yourfilters as a leader?How could theyimpact yourleadership style? Leadership @SrExecAdvisor @shrmatl
Generational Preferences Performance ManagementCommunications Leadership Styles Work ScheduleRecognition Values and Purpose Learning Styles @SrExecAdvisor @shrmatl
What assumptionsmay you make aboutspecific generationsthat could lead toteam conflict? Leadership @SrExecAdvisor @shrmatl
Identify Best Practices Success stories within organization @SrExecAdvisor @shrmatl
Key Ideas» Generations are groups, not individuals» All generations need attention» Generations can learn from each other @SrExecAdvisor @shrmatl
ResourcesUnlocking Generational CodesAnna LiottaGenerations Inc: From Boomers toLinksters- Managing the FrictionBetween Generations at WorkMegan Johnson and Larry JohnsonGeneration Blend: Managing Across theTechnology Age GapRob SalkowitzHarvard Business Review Blog - variousarticles by Tammy Erickson @SrExecAdvisor @shrmatl