For the first time in human history, four (and soon to be five) generations of employees are in the workforce. The reason for this phenomenon is twofold. First, people are living longer and second, older workers, by choice or necessity, are retiring at much older ages. As a result, it has become commonplace to see workers side-by-side who are more than sixty years apart in age.
While this age span has many wonderful aspects and advantages, it also brings forth various management challenges for managers of all ages.
Each of these generations brings different experiences, motivations, philosophies on life, and views toward the workplace. As a result, managers of all ages must understand now to effectively manage workers of the generations not their own.
This class provides insights, hands-on techniques, and practical advice on how to effectively manage in today's multi-generational workforce.
Class Topics include:
The Five Generation Workforce
Generational Challenges for Managers
Power of Diversity
Types of differences
Points of view
Matching your constituency
Digital Natives, Immigrants and Hybrids
Digital Native definition
Digital Immigrant definition
Digital Hybrid definition
Stereotypical Views of Technology
Right and Wrong?
Digital Native and Immigrant Divide
Divide in Philosophy
Divide in Uses
Cross-Generational Management Issues
Understand each generations' experiences, motivations, philosophies on life, and views toward the workplace.
Understand digital natives, digital immigrants and digital hybrids and their stereotypical views on technology.
Learn specific techniques on how to manage a multi-generational workforce