Baby boomers, Generation X, Millennials, Generation Z: From the loyal employees on the verge of retirement to the apprentices who were just freshly taken in – most organizations have four different generations working together. Successful organizations and managers are dealing with the generations’ palpable different expectations to ensure successful teamwork and transfer of knowledge and to be well-prepared in the war for talents.
Like no other generation before, the younger generation is not as willing to work overtime after overtime, but places great importance on a healthy work-life balance and/or balancing work and family life. It needs great balance and mutual understanding between the generations for a successful cooperation and transfer of knowledge among each other, now more than ever. In this training you’ll deal with the generations’ different expectations and will learn about possibilities to fulfil these and to strengthen the bridge between generations.
The times and circumstances under which people have grown up and been socialized in, determine significantly which idea they have about opportunities, careers, life goals and visions of the future. While the baby boomer generation – the generation born after the Second World War – is significantly characterized by an era of strong economic growth driven by reconstruction and often wanting and making quick successes, young people of the Generation Z find themselves confronted with an economic crisis, dwindling interest rates and a globalized and increasingly unpredictable world and prefer to live according to the motto “YOLO – You Only Live Once”. Especially young men want be involved more in their family lives and often encounter their manager’s lack of understanding – even from female managers. In this training you will find out why this is the case, which further trends and misunderstandings are to be expected and what you can do to ensure a fine blend of and smooth cooperation among the generations in your organization.
- Insights into the living environments of different generations
- Recognizing and acknowledging different expectations
- Examples of conscious teamwork among different generations
- Labor law related aspects of creative work models