Generational Dynamics
and The Future of Work
Young Executives Group/DE Chamber of Commerce
University & Whist Club
Novembe...
How I became
a Futurist

How I became a futurist

Photo by Matt Biddulph
photo by Xflickerx
The Silent Generation
Born Between 1925-1942
Why We Won’t Be Talking about
the Silent Generation Today
Boomers
Born Between 1943 - 1960
Boomers Love to Give Advice

Seeks consensus but enjoys authority. Learn what you can from them
Tips on Working with Boomers
 Show Respect
 Attention to Detail
 Be Patient With Your Career
 If Going “Out of the Box...
GenXers
Born Between 1961-1981
Boomers

GenX

Traditional Families
“Leave it to Beaver”

Working Moms, Latchkey Kids

Summer of Love

AIDS, “just say no”...
GEN Xers are Entrepreneural

Skeptical of Committees and Organizations, Strong Independent Thinking
Skills, Slightly Obses...
Tips on Working with GENXers
 Give them space and independence

 Show initiative/take responsibility
 Communication Com...
Image by Cookieglitch
Millennials
Born Between 1982-2002
The Millennials – Building Networks

Optimistic, diverse, strong team players, natural at tech wizardry
TIPS on Working with Millennials
 Respond Promptly
 Give Clear Expectations and Direction

 Not 40/5, but 24/7. Value t...
Communicate for Mobile

photo by jhaymesisviphotography
Get VISUAL
Get Graphic

Source: Neomammalian Studios
Part II – Workplace Trends
photo by ssa.gov
Trend #1
Patchwork
Careers

photo by Kirsten Skiles
Trend #2
The Disappearance of
Jobs, the Workplace ,
and the Workweek

photo by Uros Velickovic
Trend #3
Digital Nomads
photo by Do8y
The Millennial
Working,
Trend #4
Learning,
Office
and Having
Fun

Photo by Hootswuite

photo by theUMF
Trend #5
AI and Robotics

47% of Jobs May Be
Automated by 2020
Trend #6
Work Will Make Us More Human

photo by Morten Rand-Hendriksen
Want More?
Twitter: @jhlinde
Blog at StratFI.com
Email: jlee@stratfi.com
also on LinkedIN

… with thanks to today’s sponso...
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We now have three generations working together -- the Boomers, GenX, and the Millennials. Learn how to communicate for success by identifying the value systems and work styles that each group brings to the office. Plus we'll examine 6 new trends hitting workplaces over the next decade.

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Generational Dynamics and the Future of Work

  1. 1. Generational Dynamics and The Future of Work Young Executives Group/DE Chamber of Commerce University & Whist Club November 5, 2013
  2. 2. How I became a Futurist How I became a futurist Photo by Matt Biddulph
  3. 3. photo by Xflickerx
  4. 4. The Silent Generation Born Between 1925-1942
  5. 5. Why We Won’t Be Talking about the Silent Generation Today
  6. 6. Boomers Born Between 1943 - 1960
  7. 7. Boomers Love to Give Advice Seeks consensus but enjoys authority. Learn what you can from them
  8. 8. Tips on Working with Boomers  Show Respect  Attention to Detail  Be Patient With Your Career  If Going “Out of the Box”, Double Deliver  First, show mastery of traditional methods  Then, present creative solutions  Communication Comfort Zone  Face-to-face  Phone time  Email
  9. 9. GenXers Born Between 1961-1981
  10. 10. Boomers GenX Traditional Families “Leave it to Beaver” Working Moms, Latchkey Kids Summer of Love AIDS, “just say no” Bull Market Careers Housing Bubble, Great Recession Willis, Stallone, Schwarzenegger Willis, Stallone Schwarzenegger
  11. 11. GEN Xers are Entrepreneural Skeptical of Committees and Organizations, Strong Independent Thinking Skills, Slightly Obsessive.
  12. 12. Tips on Working with GENXers  Give them space and independence  Show initiative/take responsibility  Communication Comfort Zone Email Skype  Most importantly, get your facts together.
  13. 13. Image by Cookieglitch
  14. 14. Millennials Born Between 1982-2002
  15. 15. The Millennials – Building Networks Optimistic, diverse, strong team players, natural at tech wizardry
  16. 16. TIPS on Working with Millennials  Respond Promptly  Give Clear Expectations and Direction  Not 40/5, but 24/7. Value their Flexibility  Communication Comfort Zone  Email  Texting  Social Media  Some special rules apply here…
  17. 17. Communicate for Mobile photo by jhaymesisviphotography
  18. 18. Get VISUAL
  19. 19. Get Graphic Source: Neomammalian Studios
  20. 20. Part II – Workplace Trends
  21. 21. photo by ssa.gov
  22. 22. Trend #1 Patchwork Careers photo by Kirsten Skiles
  23. 23. Trend #2 The Disappearance of Jobs, the Workplace , and the Workweek photo by Uros Velickovic
  24. 24. Trend #3 Digital Nomads photo by Do8y
  25. 25. The Millennial Working, Trend #4 Learning, Office and Having Fun Photo by Hootswuite photo by theUMF
  26. 26. Trend #5 AI and Robotics 47% of Jobs May Be Automated by 2020
  27. 27. Trend #6 Work Will Make Us More Human photo by Morten Rand-Hendriksen
  28. 28. Want More? Twitter: @jhlinde Blog at StratFI.com Email: jlee@stratfi.com also on LinkedIN … with thanks to today’s sponsors at M&T Bank

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