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  1. 1. Bridging The Generation Gap Text NEA-Retired West Regional Conference Jeff Kallay, VP Consulting “Apostle of Authenticity”
  2. 2. Manage the Expectations 15 American Generations 4 Cycles = 4 Stage/2 Stroke Generation X Millennials Who is next? Did you know? Discussion and Media Resources
  3. 3. “In America, each generation is a new people.” Alec de Tocqueville, 1830
  4. 4. 4 Number of books by Howe and Strauss Generations, 13th Generation, The Fourth Turning and Millennials Rising LifeCourse Associates www.lifecourse.com
  5. 5. 4 Number of Generations Colliding in the Workplace Silent, Boomers, Xers and Millennials LifeCourse Associates www.lifecourse.com
  6. 6. 23.4 Average Number of Years of American Generations Howe and Strauss
  7. 7. 15 American Generations (19 New World) Howe and Strauss
  8. 8. 4 Number of Generational Cycles and Number of Generations Per Cycle Howe and Strauss
  9. 9. Revolutionary Cycle Name + Birth Years Awakening + 1701-1723 Liberty + 1724-1741 Republican + 1742-1766 Compromise + 1767-1791
  10. 10. Civil War Cycle Name + Birth Years Transcendental + 1792-1821 Gilded + 1822-1842 Progressive + 1843-1859
  11. 11. Great Power Cycle Name + Birth Years Missionary + 1860-1882 Lost + 1883-1900 G.I. + 1901-1924 Silent + 1925-1942
  12. 12. Millennial Cycle Name + Birth Years Boomer + 1943-1960 X + 1961-1981 Millennials + 1982-2000/01 15th (Homeland or iGeneration) + 2000/01-20??
  13. 13. 4/2 4 Stage/2 Stroke Per Cycle Howe and Strauss
  14. 14. Revolutionary Cycle Name + Birth Years = Description Awakening + 1701-1723 = Idealist Liberty + 1724-1741 = Reactive Republican + 1742-1766 = Civic Compromise + 1767-1791 = Adaptive
  15. 15. Civil War Cycle Name + Birth Years = Description Transcendental + 1792-1821 = Idealist Gilded + 1822-1842 = Reactive Progressive + 1843-1859 = Adaptive
  16. 16. Great Power Cycle Name + Birth Years = Description Missionary + 1860-1882 = Idealist Lost + 1883-1900 = Reactive G.I. + 1901-1924 = Civic Silent + 1925-1942 = Adaptive
  17. 17. Millennial Cycle Name + Birth Years = Description Boomer + 1943-1960 = Idealist X + 1961-1981 = Reactive Millennials + 1982-2000/01 = Civic 15th (Homeland or iGeneration) + 2000/01-20?? = Adaptive
  18. 18. 4 Stage / 2 Stroke Idealist Idealist birth Civic Reactive Reactive birth Adaptive Civic Civic birth Idealist Adaptive Adaptive birth Reactive Repeat
  19. 19. Each Generation Rebels against the elder-built world and against the generation before it. (Think X>Boomer and Millennial>X) Redirects society towards its own inclinations.
  20. 20. Each Generation 1. Solves the problems facing the prior youth generation (Millennial>X) 2. Corrects for the behavioral excess it perceives in current midlife generation (Millennial>Boomer) 3. Fills the social role being vacated by the departing elder generation (Millennials>G.I.)
  21. 21. Each Generation Is shaped by their surroundings and by the generations with which they interact. While being born becomes history, and as they age they make history.
  22. 22. Types of History Social Moment - a brief period of time when people perceive historical events to radically alter their social environments. 1. Secular Crisis - when society focuses on reordering the outer world of institutions and social behavior. 2. Spiritual Awakening - when society focuses on changing the inner world of values and personal behavior.
  23. 23. Repeating in America 1. Idealist - encounters a spiritual awakening in rising adulthood and a secular crisis entering elderhood. 2. Reactive - encounters a spiritual awakening entering youth, and a secular crisis entering midlife. 3. Civic - encounters a secular crisis entering rising adulthood, and a spiritual awakening entering elderhood. 4. Adaptive - encounters a secular crisis entering youth, and a spiritual awakening entering midlife.
  24. 24. “A generation that can sneakily trump boomer X narcissism and millennial entitlement.” Jeff Gordiner, “X Saves the World: How Generation X Got the Shaft but Can Still Keep Everything from Sucking”
  25. 25. About Generation X Born and raised as independent latch-key kids. Sexual Revolution, Watergate, Vietnam, Gay Rights, High Divorce Rate, Recession and Woman’s Movement peppered their youth. Demonized by Hollywood: Rosemary’s Baby, The Exorcist, Taxi Driver, Pretty Baby and The Omen.
  26. 26. About Generation X Playing to win by half expecting to lose. Accepting wide gaps between personal outcomes and sex roles. Proud of their ability to cut through the hype.
  27. 27. About Generation X Becoming cautious in family life and gradually mellowing in personality. Dedicated to starting and maintaining stable families, something their Silent generation parents did not.
  28. 28. Mommy Many Generation X women are chosing not to return to work after they have children. ABC News Special Report “The Mommy Wars”
  29. 29. Millennial Largest, most wanted, most watched over and most diverse generation in American history. Howe and Strauss “Millennials Rising”
  30. 30. The Three “Kaitlins” Kaitlin Caitlin Kate Lynn
  31. 31. 3.6 Average birthrate of Millennials (in millions) Howe and Strauss “Millennials Rising”
  32. 32. $50k Parents willing to pay for an ovum from an attractive, high IQ, female at a top university Howe and Strauss “Millennials Rising”
  33. 33. 50% Increase in amount of stuff in weight in average American homes vs. 20 years ago US News and World Report, 2008
  34. 34. 87% College freshmen who have never shared a room with a sibling Chronicle of Higher Education, November 2009
  35. 35. About Millennials 35% are non-white (and Latino). 1 in 5 have an immigrant parent, 1 in 10 have a non-citizen parent. Largest separation in wealth in American history.
  36. 36. About Millennials Celebrated, cherished and protected. Celebrated by Hollywood: Three Men and Baby, Baby Boom, Mr. Mom and Disney princesses. Bike helmets, car seats, nanny cams and more.
  37. 37. About Millennials Raised by attached parents. “Helicopter Parents” or “Blackhawks” transitioning to “Stealth.” Parents are “Best Friends” and co-purchasing. Conservative. Or Conventional?
  38. 38. About Millennials Team Oriented. Task Oriented. Civic Oriented. (not in march on D.C. way) Want to achieve high standards set for them. Feel that they have already “paid their dues.”
  39. 39. X and Millennial You are no longer in control of message or media. They are in control. They want authenticity and simplicity. Stories render authenticity.
  40. 40. X and Millennial To connect with these generations you cannot talk at, you must talk with. You must give them the tools to create their own stories, memories and experiences.
  41. 41. Reaching Millennials Eliminate Ambiguity. Think of Time as 24/7 Resource. Combine Work with Play. Make it Worthwhile. Handle with Care. Play to Their Strengths. Group Think.
  42. 42. “Our generation isn’t about sex, drugs or violence. It’s about technology, discovery, and coming together as a nation.” Mikah Griffin, 17, 1999
  43. 43. Who is Next? 15th Homeland or iGeneration 2000/2001-?
  44. 44. 5000 Marketing messages your members are assaulted by each day Adweek November 2006
  45. 45. 90% Consumers who trust word of mouth, vs. traditional advertising Adweek November 2006
  46. 46. 320 facebook Social Networks (in millions) USA Today 2010
  47. 47. :60 Amount of time 17-25 year olds spend on website OneStat 2008
  48. 48. 3 Number of clicks visitors will spend to find what they want on a website OneStat 2008
  49. 49. Top Ten Websites Ages 17-25 Youth Trends and Emarketer, October 2006
  50. 50. 95% 18-25 Year Olds who are “Big” texters Pew Internet
  51. 51. 4.1 Billion - Daily Text Messages Pew Internet
  52. 52. 85% Prefer email over phone Reachon.com 2008
  53. 53. 40% Check their email in bathroom using PDA Reachon.com 2009
  54. 54. 34% 50 years and older that use wireless Pew Internet 2010
  55. 55. 63% 30-49 year olds that use wireless Pew Internet 2010
  56. 56. 81% Millennials that use wireless Pew Internet 2010
  57. 57. ? So what does it all mean?
  58. 58. Media and Resources Did You Know? Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHmwZ96_Gos&feature=related Web 2.0 Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gmP4nkeOE0E Pew Internet Research http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Social-Media-and-Young-Adults.aspx
  59. 59. Mommy Tell My Professor He’s Not Nice http://www.sptimes.com/2006/06/19/State/Mommy__tell_my_profes.shtml A Generation Serves Notice; It's a Moving Target http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html? res=9D0CE7D9123FF931A15752C0A9609C8B63 facebook grows up http://www.newsweek.com/id/32261/page/2
  60. 60. YouthQuake (Millennial Values in Work) http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_03/b4067000290367.htm? chan=magazine+channel_top+stories Scenes From A Culture Clash http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/102/culture-clash.html Get The Best Out Of Millennials http://www.adage.com/talentworks/article?article_id=124891
  61. 61. The Millennials are Coming http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/11/08/60minutes/main3475200.shtml Employee Evolution - Millennials at Work http://www.employeeevolution.com/ TargetX iThink Blog http://.targetx.com/ithink
  62. 62. Want More? Read Our Blogs: TargetX Blog at www.targetx.com/ithink/
  63. 63. Free on Friday Webcasts Free On Friday Webcasts Watch Past Webcasts
  64. 64. Download Session PDF #1 Go to www.targetx.com click iThink Blog click Slide Presentations #2 Go to www.slideshare.net/targetx #3 Email me kallay@targetx.com
  65. 65. Bridging The Generation Gap Text NEA-Retired West Regional Conference Jeff Kallay, VP Consulting “Apostle of Authenticity” kallay@targetx.com

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