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Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace: The Generational Secret Nobody is Talking About

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You've heard it all before: Millennials want flexibility, state-of-the-art technology, career development, purpose, and meaning in their work. But really ... who doesn't want these things? This isn't a Millennial problem, a Gen Xer problem, or a Baby Boomer problem. This is an organizational problem.

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Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace: The Generational Secret Nobody is Talking About

  1. 1. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace The generational secret that nobody is talking about Bill Sheridan, CAE Oct. 23 and 25, 2017
  2. 2. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com bli.cnf.io
  3. 3. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Session No. 1: Oct. 23, 1:20 p.m. Session No. 2: Oct. 25, 8 a.m.
  4. 4. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 4
  5. 5. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 5 “Children love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants … They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company … and tyrannize their teachers.” Who said it
  6. 6. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 6 Socrates … as quoted by Plato
  7. 7. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 7 “Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” Marie Curie Marie Curie
  8. 8. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 8Marie Curie Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace
  9. 9. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 9Marie Curie Photo from Getty Images Traditionalists  Born between 1925-45  Dedicated  Pay your dues  Work hard  Respect authority  Age = seniority  Company first  Loyal
  10. 10. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 10Marie Curie Photo from BoomerCafe.com Boomers  Born between 1946-64  Anti-government  Challenges authority  “Don’t trust anyone over 30”  Driven  Workaholics  Long hours = self worth  Team-oriented  Focused on quality
  11. 11. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 11Marie Curie Photo from Clypd.com Gen Xers  Born between 1965-80  Balance, diversity  Work smarter, not longer  Independent  Informal  Want structure, direction  Skeptical / suspicious
  12. 12. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 12Marie Curie Photo from Getty Images Millennials  Born between 1981-95  Ambitious  What’s next?  Multitasking  Tenacious  Entrepreneurial  Digital  Sheltered
  13. 13. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 13Marie Curie Photo from Getty Images Gen Z  Born between 1996-2012  Cynical  Private  Entrepreneurial  Multi-taskers  Hyper-aware / savvy  Tech-reliant / always on  Pragmatic  Live in the now
  14. 14. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 14Marie Curie
  15. 15. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 15Marie Curie
  16. 16. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 16Marie Curie “The way we lead and manage organizations is going to take on a radical new look over the next several years.”
  17. 17. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 17Marie Curie Revolutionary War 1775-1783
  18. 18. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 18Marie Curie Civil War 1861-1865
  19. 19. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 19Marie Curie Great Depression / World War II 1929-1945
  20. 20. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 20Marie Curie ?????????? 2020-2030
  21. 21. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 21Marie Curie
  22. 22. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 22Marie Curie
  23. 23. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 23Marie Curie
  24. 24. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 24Marie Curie Keys to managing five generations in the workplace 1. Understand individual differences 2. No stereotypes 3. Cross-mentor 4. Collaborate 5. Engage
  25. 25. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 25Marie Curie  Autonomy  Mastery  Purpose What do people really want?
  26. 26. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 26Marie Curie
  27. 27. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Title of presentation 27 High purpose Low purpose High passion Low passion 10th percentile 80th percentile 20th percentile 64th percentile
  28. 28. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 28Marie Curie  Collaboration  Cloud  Infrastructure  Mobile
  29. 29. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 29Marie Curie
  30. 30. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Title of presentation 30 “None of this is true. … (M)illennials are the first cohort in American history to enjoy lower living standards than their parents. Not buying napkins is a pretty painless way to save money.” New Republic
  31. 31. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 31Marie Curie Questions?
  32. 32. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 31
  33. 33. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading Five Generations in the Workplace 33Marie Curie Books These are among the resources that were discussed during the our “Future-Ready CPA” programs. The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts By Richard and Daniel Susskind www.susskind.com When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business By Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant bit.ly/2h7IDge Flash Foresight: How To See The Invisible And Do The Impossible By Daniel Burrus bit.ly/1SOn7FG The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact By Chip Heath and Dan Heath heathbrothers.com/the-power-of-moments/ The Industries Of The Future By Alec Ross bit.ly/2fP8cnU Thank You For Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations By Thomas Friedman bit.ly/2hag0Rg
  34. 34. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading Five Generations in the Workplace 34Marie Curie Whitepapers These are among the resources discussed during the our “Future-Ready CPA” programs. What SMBs Want From Their Accountant From The Sleeter Group bit.ly/2fCsvkc Welcome to the Fast Future From CPA.com bit.ly/2gdHlBj The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs To Computerization? By Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne bit.ly/1kre5T6 CPA Horizons 2025 From the American Institute of CPAs bit.ly/1UEN1x2 Innovation Killers: How Financial Tools Destroy Your Capacity To Do New Things By Clayton Christensen, Stephen P. Kaufman, and Willy Shih bit.ly/1JtBxfG Ready-Now Leaders: Meeting Tomorrow’s Business Challenges From DDI bit.ly/V05HQ6
  35. 35. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace 35Marie Curie Contect with me MACPA’s blog: CPASuccess.com  Facebook.com/BillSheridan  LinkedIn.com/in/BillDSheridan  Twitter.com/BillSheridan  YouTube.com/BillSheridan  SlideShare.net/BillSheridan  Instagram: BDSheridan Download these slides: Slideshare.net/BillSheridan
  36. 36. #CCHUC17 | CCHUserConference.com Leading 5 Generations in the Workplace The generational secret that nobody is talking about Bill Sheridan, CAE Oct. 23 and 25, 2017

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