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Generations at Work Nicole Woods Brandon Macier

Brandon Macier

on 9 April 2015

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Generations at Work Veteran group born between 1922 and 1943

Baby boomers born between 1943 and 1960

Generation Xers born 1960-1980
Generation Y or Millennials who were born after 1980 76 Million born after World War II

Millennials 40 Million
“Latch-Key” Kids
Mothers struggled and parents divorced
Favor money over loyalty
Helicopter Parents

Baby Boomers Skeptics of Government – Vietnam War
Dependable, Hard working, and value loyalty
Sandwich Generation
Memorable Events Generations at Work Nicole Woods
Brandon Macier http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4126233n&tag=related;photovideo Managing Generations As these four generations continue to interact, companies can no longer assume that high pay, basic medical benefits, and a 401(k) will secure the top talent. As more Silents retire, Baby Boomers seek “postretirement careers,” Gen Xers demand challenging but balanced work assignments, and Millennials expect high perks in exchange for loyalty and technological savvy, leaders must find creative ways to recruit and retain talent. American MGMT Assoc. Compensation Communication Most companies rely too heavily on one strategy for corporate communication. By making the same message available in multiple formats (thus increasing the number of times you communicate a message), you’ll ensure that you reach all workers. Silents and Baby Boomers may appreciate verbal communication about changes in policy or procedures, while Generation Xers and Millennials may prefer the use of e-mail, instant messages, or corporate broadcasts. American MGMT Assoc. Educate Conduct generational information awareness/sharing sessions. A great way to get people to work together across the generations is to provide them with an opportunity to educate each other about each generation’s own history, characteristics, milestone events, culture, language, and norms. Rather than talking at your people, have representatives from each age-based generation put together programming to educate people and facilitate dialogue. American MGMT Assoc. VIDEO!
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