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Managing Generation Gap in the Workplace

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on 3 April 2013

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Transcript of Managing Generation Gap in the Workplace

What Generation Exists in the Workplace? Managing Generation Gap in Workplace What this mean in our workplace? Why Should we care? Issues That Defined
Generation How the Generations Differ? Traditionalists/Veterans

(Born 1922-1945) Baby Boomers

(Born 1946-1964) Generation X

(Born 1965-1982) Millennial/Generation Y

(Born 1983 - Present) Definitions Generation A group of generally contemporaneous individuals regarded as having common cultural or social characteristics and attitudes Generation Gap A lack of communication or difference between one generation and another 1. Each generation brings its own set of beliefs, values, culture etc

2. Helps to diversify workplace for every culture 1. These differences impact employees productivity

2. Great labor shortage is beginning 1. Social, Political, and Economic Influences

2. Familial Structure and Influence

3. Education

4. Values

5. Work Ethic.

6. Preferred Leadership Approach.

7. Communication Style

8. Relationship with Technology. 9. Motivational Buttons

10. How They Interact with Others

11. Preferred Approach to Feedback

12. View toward the Company

13. Work Vs. Personal Life

14. Desired Rewards

15. Financial Behaviors

16. Expectations Traditionalist Born between 1922- 1945 The difficult we do at once; the impossible takes a bit longer.

-Motto of the Seabees Traditionalist What They Are Rebelling Against Economic and national condition of the country Traditionalist There Preferred Work Culture > Command and control leadership
> Clear direction
> Clear roles and responsibility
> Security and stability
> Like teams
> Work Ethic/Work focuses - Work is not equal
to fun Baby Boomers Born between 1946 - 1964 Those born during or after World War II and raised in the area of extreme optimism, opportunity, and progress. Baby Boomers What They Are Rebelling Against 1. Established social norms of the traditionalist.

2. Effective due to large number. Baby Boomers There Preferred Work Culture > Like opportunity and security
> Most like work environment that are democratic
> Advocate teams and team building
> Want to prove them selves Generation Xers Born between 1965 - 1982 A generation born in the shadows of Boomers What They Are Rebelling Against Work/life imbalance of the Boomers There Preferred Work Culture > Self reliance
> Balance in life
> Approach to authority is casual
> Don't care for politics in the workplace
> Skeptical
> Have fun at work Millennials Born after 1982 A flip-flop wearing, I-pod toting, multi-tasking generation that is optimistic and ready to change the world and their workplaces What They Are Rebelling Against 1. Complacency of the Generation X.

2. Ready to change the world for the better. Millennials There Preferred Work Culture > Civic duty
> Achievement - in all aspects of life
> Diversity
> Confidence
> Optimism
> Goal Oriented Millennials Overcoming the generation gap and managing today’s cross generational workplace with helping an organization thrive in today’s competitive marketplace, can present significant challenges. Learn techniques to help you be a better manager or co-worker and effectively deal with generational conflict, and to recruit, retain, and motivate employees of all ages and generations Summary Generation Xers Generation Xers Reference: www.ReadySetPresent.com Group Members: 1. Amin Ashiq Ali FA12-MB-0066

2. Ahsan Musarrat SP13-MB-0006

3. Saqib Sattar FA12-MB-0010

4. Raffat Ali SP13-MB-0020 Five Steps to Managing the Workplace Generation Gap Be aware of preferred work styles Adopt effective communication techniques Identify the most successful feedback techniques Understand expectations of work/life balance Recognize the different reactions to conflict
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