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Why the Generations Love to Hate Each Other...And What You Can Do about It
In-Person Monday 06/24/2024 08:00 AM - 08:20 AM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Improve communication between workers of different generations in order to foster workplace productivity. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

GenZ accounts for nearly 30% of today's workforce, and workers over age 55 encompass another 25%. One group is proficient in technology, while the other is well-versed in interpersonal dynamics and office politics. One's strength is the other's weakness and of course, they have learned to hate each other. Or so we are told.  We'll examine these demeaning stereotypes, acknowledge that while there is some grain of truth to them, they do not serve the modern corporation well. As GenX becomes the leaders of the 21st century organization, what can YOU do, in whatever age group you belong to, to increase your personal effectiveness and that of your company? You'll be surprised at what you'll find out.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn that there are fewer differences between the generations than has been believed.
  • Understand how members of each generation can help members of other generations improve their skill sets.
  • Understand the challenges you face when working with other generations.
  • Give you the skills necessary to enable you to work more effectively with those of other generations.
  • Improve organizational effectiveness and communication across the generations.

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Alan Cabelly, Ph.D, SHRM-SCP Photo
Alan Cabelly, Ph.D, SHRM-SCP, Executive Director,
Portland Leadership Institute