Working with Different Generations Training

How to Understand and Work with Different Generations

“The Working with Different Generations Training have helped me communicate more effectively with my peers and teammates. By utilizing effective communication techniques such as clarifying and confirming, and asking open ended questions, I have been able to clarify and understand information in situations where I would have otherwise asked limited questions and made false assumptions.”
Robert Breckner | Engineering Manager | International Game Technology

Description:

For the first time in history, four different generations find themselves working side-by-side. This dramatic demographic shift is the result of a number of factors including longer life spans and deferred retirements (due to personal choice or financial necessity). Today’s challenge: managers must now supervise vastly disparate working styles, as members of these diverse generations struggle to co-exist.

How does a member of “The Greatest Generation” provide direction to a tech-savvy “20-Something”? How will a “Baby Boomer” communicate institutional goals to a “Gen-Xer,” who may have grown up as a go-it-alone, latchkey kid? Today, companies need to be especially creative to enable these different cultures to work together, despite their varied experiences and values.

Competition for jobs and promotions, not to mention the yawning technological fault line between young and old, inevitably triggers conflicts. However, savvy management can harness the strengths of each generation and leverage decades of knowledge and experience not only to survive but also to thrive amid this generational divide.

Obviously, each individual is unique. However, an examination of the motivating factors that shape generations can be an effective tool to help maximize talent.

By cooperating with and understanding the different people from various generations, you will learn to create a harmonious team with Traditionalists, Boomers, GenXers and Millennials.

Learning Objectives:
Participants learn how to:

  1. Recognize the characteristics of each generation
  2. Understand the diverse perspectives, motivations, and attitudes of each generation
  3. Realize the needs and expectations of your colleagues from each generation
  4. Learn to communicate across age brackets
  5. Prevent areas of possible generational conflict
  6. All exercises are customized using examples and case studies specific to your organization.

Target Audience:
Anyone who works within a diverse generational workforce

To speak with an LSA Expert to learn about Working with Different Generations Training program customization and delivery options for your company, please contact us.

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