The Age of The Multigenerational Workforce
Study after study has shown us that multigenerational teams outperform more homogeneous groups by almost every measure. This can be attributed to their unique and diverse experiences– the more seasoned employees offer wisdom and expertise while those on the ...
Study after study has shown us that multigenerational teams outperform more homogeneous groups
by almost every measure. This can be attributed to their unique and diverse experiences– the more
seasoned employees offer wisdom and expertise while those on the younger end offer a fresh and
innovative perspective. While the advantages are numerous, it turns out, managing
multigenerational teams is easier said than done. Today’s teams are often plagued by issues
regarding everything from work ethic and retention to succession and fairness.
Today , each generation is taking on new roles in the workplace. Millennials are no longer entry-level
employees – they are managers who may oversee older, more seasoned employees. Gen Xers have stepped up
to the C Suite, reinventing and redefining what it means to be a leader. Boomers are transitioning and taking
their careers in new directions and Gen Zers are now on the scene, ready to shake up the work world and
present a whole new challenge to their Millennial supervisors. The key to understanding and leveraging
these generational trends is to recognize that it’s not about “out with the old, in with the new.” Every
generation brings value to the workforce.
On top of these new roles, global changes impact all of us, from technology, to increased
competition, to the rapid rate of change. But when faced with these changes, each generation learns
to adapt differently.
Kim Lear will give you a closer look into who these generations are and the trends emerging as they
adapt to each new career stage. Her research, insights and original concepts will help you better
understand each generation. You’ll leave with a new appreciation for their unique perspective as
they navigate the challenges of building effective teams in this new multigenerational workforce.
• Explain who the generations are in today’s workforce
• Identify the negative stereotypes that hold teams back
• Present solutions for mentorship, motivation and engagement of all generations
• Provide takeaways on how to best lead multi-generational teams and groom the next generation
• Explore best—and worst—case studies from organizations who are finding success or failure in
this new world of work
• Transform workforce and marketplace obstacles into opportunities