When will Gen Ys get with the program and start behaving like their Baby Boomer and Gen X colleagues? Unfortunately, there is more to generational differences than a desire to be different from the previous generation. Our generational identify is also about the beliefs and values that we develop in our growing up years and by the time we hatch into the workforce, our perspectives of others, work and the world are well formed.
Each generation has different values, goals and ideas about how work should be done, success measured, influence applied and power shared.
This session will cover key historical events that created the four separate generations, the cultural norms that are being challenged by this generational phenomenon, and behaviours that can build better relationships and increase productivity.
(Based on the book “Generation Y and the New Work Ethic” by Jeanne Martinson, MA)