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Generation Game

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The Cromwell Hotel

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Employers are still woefully unprepared for the impact workforce demographics will have on their businesses.

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“UK employers are still woefully unprepared for the impact workforce demographics

will have on their businesses.” CIPD and CMI research into age management

There are already five generations in the workplace, with employees separated in age terms by 50 years or more. 'They' say that Gen Y is flighty, work-shy, expectant and demanding; that the older generations make more mistakes, don’t understand technology, are slow, bureaucratic and hierarchical. In-between you have the diplomat Gen X-ers, interfacing to the analogue Baby Boomers and the totally digital millennials, who are ‘just about managing’ with stagnant pay-rises coupled with the increasing cost of living. And if all that wasn’t enough, here comes Gen Z or ‘Generation Truth,’ who are more likely to call you ‘mate’ than ‘Sir,’ who want feedback every 5 minutes, for whom everything is but a click away and who rent (everything) rather than owning it.

We have to understand the Generations for some very simple reasons: they are our workforce, they are our customers, they are our relatives. If we cannot relate to them then how on earth will we succeed together? So, what are the Generations, what are their differences, how do they view work, what do they each value in and from work and how do we motivate them? Pulling on the latest research and background information, this session considers all of these factors and more. Looking at the different behavioural traits, together with the political, cultural and technological factors that impacted each, we will consider where their strengths lie, the respective value propositions to enhance engagement and motivation, explain the potential areas of inter-generational conflict and thus why things can just blow up without you even realising why.

Overall it will show that one size does not fit all; one size fits one and to succeed going forward, those that are successful will embrace this.

‘The Generation Game’ is one of the subjects from our series of ‘Inspiration and Challenge’ sessions that are designed to stretch your imagination and see the world of work from different perspectives.

Feedback from a recent attendee stated:

“If you go to only one seminar this year, make sure it’s this one. Russell is an exciting, engaging speaker and captivates his audience from his first word to his last. How many times have you left a seminar thinking you could have done something much more productive? This will be the best time you can spend if you want to know what makes your colleagues tick. This seminar helped me to understand the motivation, the values and the beliefs of my team and I raved about this presentation for months afterwards. This is by far the best presentation I have ever seen.”

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This session will enable you to appreciate how your generation, and what we have each lived through, impacts our fundamental approach to work, how we live our lives and what we each value.

From this understanding you will be able to:

• Be more effective in attracting, hiring and retaining employees as you will know what motivates each generation and what they value in and from work

• Adapt your style to different individuals enabling you to build better and stronger relationships with them

• Motivate and enhance the engagement of all colleagues as you will understand where they are coming from

• Have more effective communication with colleagues

• Recognise (and hopefully avoid) the potential pitfalls when dealing with staff of different generations

Refreshments will be available from 8:30 and the seminar will start at 9:15.

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