Managing Gen Y, Gen X and Baby Boomers in the Workforce
Generational differences can have a big influence on leadership style and behaviour. Having a deeper understanding of how generations interact and are engaged at work is vital to developing a productive and positive workplace culture.
There are clear differences (and similarities) between the generations and leaders need to better understand these to develop effective strategies.
With leadership, generational differences may involve a different approach to coaching or delegating. It is important to develop an understanding of what it really takes for people to “do the right thing” under your leadership.
How the generations interact at work and with their employer will determine the shape of things to come, with each generation facing different challenges in the workplace.
Managers and leaders faced with multiple generational work teams or those that require a greater understanding to bridge the ‘generation gap’.
Key Benefits & Learning Outcomes
- Understanding of different expectations and requirements without personal judgement
- Ability to allocate appropriate tasks and work to each generation to maximise engagement and business outcomes
- Developing a practical and workable plan for dealing with the different generations
- Reaching and promoting a mutual respect and professional relationships between the generations
- Increased understanding and management of different skills sets and professional requirements
- Flexible leadership and influencing skills
- Varied presentation and communication styles to achieve set outcomes and business objectives