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The Future of Work™ Generations in the Workplace
Each generation brings its own unique work styles and expectations to the workplace, based on common experiences many of them share. Generational influences - like parenting styles, the pandemic, war, the economy, global impacts, popular culture and other defining moments or events - contribute to generational characteristics that are brought into the workplace. To have an inclusive workplace, you have to be intentional and willing to listen to others, gain perspectives, and make adjustments, with the ultimate goal of staying connected… across generations.
Bridging The Generation Gap Is...™
For the first time, we have four generations in the workplace! This thought-provoking, powerful short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to inform and encourage discussion on the generation gap within the workplace.
Generations - Tips for Success
Looking for easy-to-use tips for working with various generations in your workplace? Then this is the tool for you. With simple dos and don'ts - this training tool gives you plenty of information for your next training session.
Generations Crossword Puzzle
Highlight concepts associated with a multi-generational workforce.
Generations Word Search
Highlight words and concepts that promote generational diversity.
Discussion Card - Multigenerational Teams
This fun, information-packed card provides a working across generations model (A.G.E.S. @ W.O.R.K.) and questions to address common generational-specific issues in the workplace. These cards are great for a quick training reminder or conversation starter.
Article: Generations Apart
A fun and interesting article about younger employees - from the perspective of a Baby Boomer. Honest thoughts and interesting stereotypes are discussed. Will some generation-based attributes still annoy us? Sure they will. Can we work through those problems? We can if we choose to do so.
Struggling with the concept of diversity? In short, diversity is all around us. It just is! This thought-provoking, short video uses impactful imagery and music to raise awareness and reinforce the concept (and power) of diversity.
Five Completely Sane People
It's sometimes tough bringing a group of diverse and free-thinking individuals together on a team - and expect them to immediately gel. This video demonstrates the work needed to get the best from a multi-generational team. Includes varying views of appropriate business etiquette.
How to Better Understand Generation Y!
This short animated video is a fun way to understand the newest generation in the workplace - Generation Y (also known as the Millennials).
My Grandpa's Name Is Charlie
Generational preferences regarding communication and management; the communication gap between a young manager and an older subordinate.
Out With the Old, In With the New!
This is a terrific and poignant scenario showing the technology gap between generations.
You Call That a Presentation?
When generational differences impact communication and presentation styles.
Generations in the Workplace - Trivia Game
Great meeting opener or training ice breaker for generation training! Forty trivia questions are listed (with an answer key) around popular culture and events during each of the major generational periods. Have fun. Award points. Reinforce key training concepts.
M.E.E.T.™ Multigenerational Workplace
This very simple, yet powerful activity is a great discussion primer. By having groups work on and answer four simple questions about a generation, team members have a chance to discuss and analyze stereotypes.
Tips for Working with Every Generation
Want a quick summary of proven tips for working effectively with ANY generation? This is the handout for you! Everyone wants to be treated with respect—and recognize that respect might look and feel different, based on differing experiences and perspectives.
Working With All Generations
Based on several interactive case studies on generations, this training activity gives each person in the session an opportunity to practice using the M.E.E.T.™ model to help us communicate effectively.
What is a Generation?
Article Summary: A “generation” is defined as a group of people born and living about the same time. Within each generation, its members share values, behaviors and work ethics that have been shaped by the economic, social and political climates in which they come of age.
SMART-START™ Generations: Bridging the Gap
An emotion-provoking video that uses music, text and graphics to inspire a discussion about the generational differences we encounter every day.
Generations: M.E.E.T. for Respect in the Workplace™ (For Employees)
With workers from multiple (up to 5) generations now active in the workforce, the potential for misunderstanding, frustration and conflict puts increasing pressure on productivity. To turn that challenge into a competitive advantage, this program applies the M.E.E.T. approach to the complexities of effectively working in and managing a multi-age workforce.
Managing Generations: M.E.E.T. for Respect in the Workplace™
Leaders can turn the challenge of multiple generations in the workplace into a competitive advantage by applying the concepts of this program to the complexities of managing a multigenerational workforce. Managers gain insights, strategies and skills that help minimize generational conflict, strengthen collaboration and improve teamwork for better results.
Straight TALK™ - A Spotlight on Generations in the Workplace
Misunderstanding. Frustration. Conflict. All of these words describe the feelings of employees and team members in a workplace that now employs four generations. This new Straight TALK™ series focuses on the definition and common issues around our multi-generational workforce. Intended for managers and supervisors, this series gets straight to the point by providing easy-to-understand information - directly from Sollah's premiere subject matter experts.
Summary of M.E.E.T.™ in Action
Handout - We need to be aware of generational differences and ways to work successfully in a multi-generational workplace. The M.E.E.T.™ model helps us communicate effectively and build a respect-filled workplace where people of all generations can do their best work.
Generations - Program Opening/Generations & M.E.E.T. Model Explained
Definitions and characteristics of the four generations currently in the workforce; explains the M.E.E.T. communication mode
Managing Generations/Program Opening/M.E.E.T. Model Explained
Explains the M.E.E.T. communication model in the context of managing generations in the workplace.
Generations - Program Closing/M.E.E.T. Model Review
Review of M.E.E.T. model and key points about treating all generations with respect
Managing Generations - Program Closing/"Getting It Right Together!"/M.E.E.T. Model Review
Review of M.E.E.T. model and key points about generations working together for respect in the workplace.
Generations: Harnessing the Potential of a Multigenerational Workforce
Perspective paper on the topic of generational diversity. Need insight on one of the most challenging opportunities in the workplace, this white paper delivers.