It’s Not Personal – It’s Generational

Leading and Succeeding in a Multigenerational Workplace

By building a culture based on inclusivity, trust, and mutual respect, you empower every employee to bring their best selves to work and learn from those around them. Age really is just a number — but age diversity benefits everyone!

Age Diversity in the Workplace is a Good Thing!

While my name may be Karen and I am not a “Can I speak to the manager, Karen.” But in all seriousness, generational biases and put-downs are all too common. From tech challenged Boomers, to Gen X slackers, to entitled Millennials, to overly-sensitive Gen Z’ers, negative generational stereotyping is prevalent in our workplace.

With four generations (Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, Gan Z) now making up 98% of the workforce, it's time to embrace age diversity.

While we’re all individuals, the reality is that we have more in common than we have differences. By building a culture based on inclusivity, trust, and mutual respect, you empower every employee to bring their best selves to work and learn from those around them. Companies that work to close the generational gap are able to tap into a broader spectrum of perspectives and skillsets, and are more representative of the population at large.

Overcome Generational Biases

With insights, stories, and humor Karen starts the generation conversation fostering harmony and engagement. Key learning objectives of Karen's program, It's Not  Personal – It's Generational, include:

  • Explore the attributes and perspectives of Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z
  • Understanding the mindset and strengths of each generation
  • Identify the 5 intergenerational communication obstacles
  • Discuss the three areas of generational conflict and the strategies to overcome these challenges
  • Explore steps for every generation to get along better with the others and boost employee engagement

It's Not  Personal – It's Generational 

It is time to overcome traditional and generational bias and begin thinking about how your organization can leverage those differences to be more innovative and to begin matching the energy of the individual with the energy of the organization.

This presentation brings a realistic perspective on workplace trends and employee engagement. With insights, stories, and humor Karen starts the generation conversation fostering harmony and engagement. She encourages you to challenge your thinking and challenge your response!

“When our OD area determined that we needed to offer a class about working with a multi-generational workforce, I knew that Karen would be a great choice to deliver training on that topic. I could tell that Karen knew her stuff - she's nationally known for her insight on millennials. Plus, she was passionate about the topic. Through Karen's energetic and involving communication style, along with the perfectly spaced group activities, she kept the participants both interested and engaged from start to finish. We could have probably gone another hour with all the questions the participants wanted to ask her! She'll be coming back!”

Catherine Reem

Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority

Senior Organization Development Specialist

>