What Different Generations Want at Work
In our Four Generations—One Workplace program, we group people together with other members of their generation. Most often there are four generations active in the workplace today—Gen X (1966-1978), Gen Y (after 1978) , Baby Boomers (1945-1965) and the Pre-Boomer (Before 1945). We ask them to talk about what they want from work and what they want from the other generations. Interestingly, their wants at work vary but each generation inevitably asks for the same thing from the other generations-respect. Younger workers say things like: “Just because we look at little different and we are young, that does not mean we don’t have great ideas.” The older workers typically say something like: “Just because we have a little gray hair and are not as tech-savvy, doesn’t mean you can’t learn from our experience.” Next time you are working across generations, remember that each generation wants from us what we want from them, a little respect. And respect given, is most often given back.
Based on Olivia McIvor’s book, Four Generations One Workplace: sharing in the information age (2010) – Ouvrez votre compte Stars des aujourd’hui. this workshop focuses on educating individuals about the differences between generations as well as learning how to bridge the gaps between them.
The workshop can be taught by our experienced trainers or we can license your trainers to teach this program within your organization. This program teaches trends specific to the four generations at work today: The Pre-War/Pre Boomer Generation (born before 1942), The Baby Boom Generation (1942-1962), The “Gen X” Generation (1963-1977) and the Generation Y (born 1978-1990) and then moves forwards into collaboration.
In this experiential and interactive workshop:
* we explore how and why our work ethic has changed
* we discuss the gifts each generation offers as well as the challenges
* we look at the retention issues that surround each generation
* identify the conflicts that have arisen from having distinct generations within the workplace today
* explore the data on the six major values people expect to be able to live at work today
* Learn tips and practical ideas on what companies and managers can do to attract a variety of age groups, retain these valued individuals as well as inspire and communicate more effectively .
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