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Working with Generations X and Y: Leading the Next Generation of Public Works - 2013

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Same presentation Amy and I have given at earlier conferences, updated and reformatted. Will be given on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the APWA Florida Chapter Conference.

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Working with Generations X and Y: Leading the Next Generation of Public Works - 2013

  1. 1. Working with Generations X and Y: Leading the Next Generation of Public Works Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Chas Jordan City of Largo Amy Blaida Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc.
  2. 2. How many.... Silent Generation? Baby Boomers? Gen X-ers? Millennials?
  3. 3. Generation X – Amy (1961 - 1980)Generation Y – Chas (1981 - 2000)
  4. 4. Generation “X” Born 1961-1980 Comprises 40% of the workforce The self-reliant generation Challenges themselves and others Communication style is direct and immediate (needs answers today) Motivated by being able to do it their way At the same time wants structureSource: and directionhttp://www.creatingresults.com/knowledge/ Skeptical Seeks balance between work and family
  5. 5. Generation “Y” (Millennials) Born 1981-2000 Comprises 10% of the workforce Have always multi-tasked Participative/collaborative work style (in your face) E-mail, voicemail, internet Not afraid to embrace the idea of being with and sharing with otherSource: bright, creative individuals likehttp://libguides.reynolds.edu/millennials themselves Social Media Goal oriented Service-driven Demand personal time for family/leisure
  6. 6. THERE ARE CURRENTLY 80 MILLION MILLENNIALS IN THE UNITED STATES ANDSource: http://www.justgrapeswine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Millennials.jp GROWING
  7. 7. Working TogetherWell, now we know about Generations X and Y... but how do we get them to work together with us???
  8. 8. Things to Remember... 1. WE ALL WANT TO SUCCEED 2. WE ALL WANT TO LEARN3. WE WANT OUR CAREER TO BENEFIT AND ENRICH OUR LIVES, NOT BE OUR LIVES.
  9. 9. Ideas for Your Workplace1. Mentorship2. Commitment to Professional Development, Travel, and Training.3. Quality Constructive Criticism and Commendation4. Community Outreach Programs5. Freedom to Succeed
  10. 10. Ideas for APWA1. Mentorship2. Developing Mentors3. Provide Quality Professional Development and Membership Services4. Communication through New Media5. Leadership Planning
  11. 11. QUESTIONS??

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