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  1. 1. State Personnel Department<br />Generations in the Workplace <br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Objectives<br />Your Generation<br />Veterans <br />Baby Boomers<br />Generation X<br />Generation Y<br />Exercise: Generations BINGO!<br />the Generation Gap<br />Video: Generations Next<br />Discussion/Overview<br />Feedback & Evaluations<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Learner Objectives<br /><ul><li>Identify the four Generations in the Workplace.
  4. 4. Discuss generational differences in the workplace.
  5. 5. Review techniques in intergenerational communication.
  6. 6. Discuss skills for managing diverse working styles across Generations. </li></ul>3<br />
  7. 7. Defining your Generation<br />What is the most significant historical event of your life time?<br />Which leader or famous person defines your generation?<br />4<br />
  8. 8. Veterans 1922-1945<br />5<br />
  9. 9. Veterans 1922-1945<br />6<br />
  10. 10. Veterans 1922-1945<br />7<br />
  11. 11. Veterans 1922-1945<br />8<br />
  12. 12. Baby Boomers 1946-1964<br />9<br />
  13. 13. Baby Boomers 1946-1964<br />10<br />
  14. 14. Baby Boomers 1946-1964<br />11<br />
  15. 15. Baby Boomers1946-1964<br />69%of Baby Boomers anticipate to work through their golden years. <br />12<br />
  16. 16. Baby Boomers1946-1964<br />13<br />
  17. 17. Generation X1965-1980<br />14<br />
  18. 18. Generation X1965-1980<br />15<br />
  19. 19. Generation X1965-1980<br />16<br />
  20. 20. Generation X1965-1980<br />17<br />
  21. 21. Generation Y 1981 - 2000<br />18<br />
  22. 22. Generation Y 1981 - 2000<br />19<br />
  23. 23. Generation Y 1981 - 2000<br />20<br />
  24. 24. Generation Y 1981 - 2000<br />21<br />
  25. 25. Generation Y 1981 - 2000<br />22<br />
  26. 26. Generation Y 1981 - 2000<br />23<br />
  27. 27. Generation Y 1981 - 2000<br />24<br />
  28. 28. Generations BINGO!<br />25<br />
  29. 29. The Generations Gap<br />26<br />
  30. 30. The Generations Gap<br /><ul><li>Veterans & Baby Boomers have a tendency not to question or challenge authority.
  31. 31. Generation X & Generation Y have been taught to speak up.
  32. 32. Generation X & Y’s love for electronic communication leaves active listening skills lacking. </li></ul>27<br />
  33. 33. The Generations Gap<br /><ul><li>Generation Y seen as ‘Trophy Kids’ wanting too many rewards & instant gratification
  34. 34. Generation X & Y’s casual dress may be mistaken for unprofessional or sloppy</li></ul>28<br />
  35. 35. Video: Generation Next <br />29<br />
  36. 36. The Workforce by age range<br />30<br />
  37. 37. Where did the talent go?<br /><ul><li>78 million Boomers are nearing retirement.
  38. 38. Generation X is only 48 million people in the workforce.
  39. 39. Generation Y must fill the gap.</li></ul>Can we train Generation Y before all the Baby Boomers retire?<br />31<br />
  40. 40. When you pick up one end of the stick…<br />Generation YStrengths<br /><ul><li>collectiveaction
  41. 41. optimism
  42. 42. tenacity
  43. 43. heroicspirit
  44. 44. multitaskingcapabilities
  45. 45. technologicalsavvy</li></ul>Generation Y’s Challenges<br /><ul><li>needfor supervision & structure
  46. 46. inexperience, particularly with handling difficult people issues
  47. 47. weak on situational ethics</li></ul>32<br />
  48. 48. The Y Challenge<br /><ul><li>Successfully transfer knowledge & Institutional wisdom.
  49. 49. Create incentives to keep Generation Y turnover minimal
  50. 50. Treat Generation Y with respect & feedback
  51. 51. Appreciate technology innovations Y will bring. </li></ul>33<br />
  52. 52. What will the future hold?<br />Effectively managing 4 Generations in the workplace requires effective communication & appreciation of generational differences. <br />Baby Boomers & Generation X must train & developGeneration Y to cover the future ‘gap’ in labor. <br />34<br />
  53. 53. Questions?<br />35<br />
  54. 54. Further Reading… <br />The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennial Generation Is Shaking Up the Workplace<br />By Ron Alsop<br />Published by John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2008<br />ISBN 0470229543, 9780470229545<br />272 pages<br />Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069<br />By William Strauss, Neil Howe<br />Contributor Neil Howe<br />Edition: reprint, illustrated<br />Published by HarperCollins, 1991<br />ISBN 0688119123, 9780688119126<br />36<br />
  55. 55. Evaluation of Training<br />Generations in the Workplace<br />Facilitated by John F. Schaefer <br />Indiana State Personnel Department Training Division<br />JSchaefer@spd.IN.gov(317) 233-4722<br />37<br />

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