"That Doesn't Mean That Anymore" - Improving Your Multi-Generational Relationships at Work

  • 16 Jun 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Franklin University - Phillips Hall, room 220 303 S. Grant Street Columbus, OH 43215
  • 46

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Hiring and retaining top talent is important, but when working in the day-to-day environment of today’s fast-paced organizations, understanding generational dynamics is essential to success.  Traditional and Boomer generational cohorts are remaining an active part of organizations longer than ever before. Today there are four generations already working as an integral part of most organizations and a fifth will be arriving in the next two years (in some cases they are already in place).  This vast age span (16 – 85) means that generationally driven issues are bound to occur. Through the use of large and small group discussion and hands-on, experiential activities participants in this workshop will gain a greater understanding of what contributes to generational differences and learn how to use those differences to build stronger working relationships. 

 

At the conclusion of this session participants will be able to:

  • Better understand how their own values contribute to reduced productivity in generationally diverse situations.
  • Move beyond values-based stereotypes to better understand the importance of seeing what individual’s bring to organizations.
  • Communicate in a manner that encourages collaboration and participation.
  • Learn what drives employee engagement in generationally diverse organizations so that top talent of any age can be retained.
  • Problem-solve scenarios where generational conflict exists

Terrie Huston is the principal consultant and owner of Intergenerational Communication Solutions. In addition to facilitating training and leading generational workshops, Terrie works small to mid-size non-profit organizations in the areas of process improvement, leadership development, strategic planning, managing change, or where internal/external communications issues are impacting organizational effectiveness and growth.  Terrie is a member of the National and Central Ohio Chapter of ASTD, The Organizational Development Network, and Women for Economic and Leadership Development. 

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