How You Will Benefit
As different generations meld together in the workplace, confrontations and misunderstandings percolate. While all generations have their strengths and weaknesses, too often members of all generations get stereotyped and treated differently based on their age. Babyboomers feel like millennials are selfish and treat others like they know nothing of technology. Millennials feel that Babyboomers should respect their opinions and contributions more despite their younger age.
These sorts of communication roadblocks need to be worked out as the working landscape is on the verge of having five different generations working. According to the Harvard Business Review by 2020, Millennials—the people born between 1977 and 1997—will account for nearly half the employees in the world. The population of working-age adults is expected to decrease by 5% by 2060. This will be a major upset to the workplace structures older generations are used to.
In this program you will learn what distinguishes each generation, how to appropriately communicate with each generation, and how to challenge assumptions commonly made about each generation. As a result, you will be better able to understand your colleagues of all ages and be more open to the strengths and contributions of each generation, making for a more harmonious and adaptable workspace.