Bridging the Gap: Managing in the Multigenerational Workplace
When one hears the term “workplace diversity”, most people think of race, religion and ethnicity. However, today’s workplace is perhaps most diverse with regard to age. This is the 1st time in U.S. history that workplaces have had four generations of employees co-existing.
A 2007 Lee Hecht Harrison survey found that 60% of workplaces reported conflict between the generations. Today’s manager would like to move away from grappling with the intergenerational tension and create an environment where individuals are appreciated for their skills, talents and experiences.
On Thursday, March 17, we held a webinar on managing in the multigenerational workplace. This webinar covered the following topics:
- Review the cultural and historical events uniquely impacting each generation
- Understand and appreciate the generational differences in our approach to work
- Explore communication strategies best used when communicating across the generations
- Learn how to best manage someone older (maybe even twice your age!)
- Know how to capitalize on the strengths of varying aged employees, and merge the generations into an effective work team
Who should attend
This webinar provides helpful information to managers, supervisors, executives, and HR professionals. Watching this webinar is an excellent way to minimize risk and help create and maintain a respectful workplace.
For those who were unable to attend, below is a recording of the webinar.
About the Speaker
Cally Ritter, LICSW, MSW
Cally Ritter, LICSW, is an EAP consultant with AllOne Health EAP and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She has her BA from Bucknell University and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. She has 20 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient services. Cally has been an EAP trainer for more than 10 years on a variety of personal and professional development topics. Her areas of interest include the multigenerational workplace, resiliency and employee motivation.
*Any information or resources provided during the webinar are for general information and educational purposes only.