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Generation Gap

Importance of Transferring Knowledge Between Generations in the Workplace
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Lindsay Horne

on 22 June 2016

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Transcript of Generation Gap

Thank You!
Statistics at MLH and Nationwide
Citywide Lab Symposium 2015
Generational Differences;
Who Cares?

Why Should YOU care?
Action Plan
Perspective on Time at Work
Generational Views
Millennials may feel "dissed" when an older employee fails to respect their input/ opinion.
2015
Total Work Force Nationwide
MLH Generation Breakdown
1995
VETS
Experiences of:
Every generation attacks work in a different way.
Each generation is protecting a distinct set of opinions, and differing opinions may cause conflict.
Consider what motivates and frustrates them in the workplace.
You can't change people's life experiences, but you can be aware of how these experiences shape their workplace attitude.
It's imperative to determine what each generation values in the workplace.
Since each generation learns and teaches differently, it's important to understand those preferences.
Retiring
Working less hours
Taking knowledge with them
Vets may find lack of formality of a Millennial offensive.
Gen Xers may feel like Millennials are flakey.
Boomers may feel like Gen Xers are lazy.
Parents survived the Great Depression

Experienced hard times
Experiences of:
BOOMERS
Civil Rights

Vietnam War

Sexual Revolution

"The American Dream"


Experiences of:
GEN XERS
Dual Income Families/ Single Parents

Latchkey Kids

Less Financial Success than Parents


Experiences of:
MILLENNIALS
9/11

Electronic Media

Typically Children of Divorce

1st Generation of Children with Schedules
Vets
Punch the clock
"Get 'er done"
Boomers
Workaholics
Invented 50 hr work week
Face time is key
Gen Xers
Project oriented
Get paid to get job done
Millennials
Effective workers but gone @5PM
Work is a "gig" to fill space between weekends
Linksters
?????
Perspective on Skill Building
VETS
An obligation
Long Term Career
BOOMERS
Work to Retire
GEN XERS
A Contract
Just a Job
MILLENNIALS
Means to an End
Training happens on the job
New skills benefit company - not individual
Skills = Success
NOT as important as work ethic & face time
Amassed skills lead to next job
Skills are more important than work ethic
Training is important/ motivated by learning
Want to see immediate results
Characteristics of the Generations
Keys to Working With Each Generation
VETS
BOOMERS
GEN X
MILLENNIALS
LINKSTERS
What They Are Looking for in a Job
Job Security/ Stability
Clearly defined rules/ policies

VETS
BOOMERS
Ability to shine
Need clear job expectations
Likes teams
GEN XERS
MILLENNIALS
Forward thinking company
Flexibility in scheduling
Continuous engagement
Want to be challenged
Expect new knowledge/ skills
Need options
At the end of this session, participants will:
Linksters may feel everyone else has a lack of constant connection.
Identify various generations by their experiences

Recognize the generations in their work environment

Identify methods to transfer knowledge across generations
Vets & Boomers
Experiences of:
LINKSTERS
Social Media

Electronic Natives

Green Causes & Social Activism

Teachers are mentors more than authority
Want clear direction
Need incentive
Need constant connection
LINKSTERS
Generations at Work
VETS
BOOMERS
GEN X
MILLENNIALS
LINKSTERS
Team up with your generation and brainstorm:
Think about your assigned generation

How can you transfer knowledge to that generation based on their:
preferred work and learning style, what they're looking for in a job, and keys to working with each generation
?

What method?
What tools?
What types of interactions, etc?
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Generational Differences; Who Cares?
Generational Quiz
At the end of this session, participants will:

Identify various generations by their experiences

Recognize the generations in their work environment

Identify methods to transfer knowledge across generations
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Be Aware of Experiences
Consider Generational Views
Keys to Working With
Perspective on Time at Work
What They're Looking for
on the Job
Perspective on Skill Building
Presented by Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Division of Organizational Effectiveness

Prezi created by Lindsay Horne

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