The Generation Game – The challenges and opportunities of managing a multi-generational workforce
Our workforces are changing; it is over 55 years since the last Baby Boomer was born and the last one will not retire for another 25 years; it is 25 years since the last Gen Y was born and Gen Z are entering the workforce. For the first time ever we have four to five generations in work. This has never happened before. We are fast entering a time where people in the workplace are separated by 50 years.
At the same time, automation and technology is changing the nature of work and how, where and when things get done. And on top of all this, unemployment is at unprecedented lows meaning anyone with talent, anyone with skill, is in demand, yet we still use management and engagement tools of a by-gone era.
This is one of the three sessions that highlight an element of Talent Management and collectively focus on how to better hire, develop, lead and get the most out of our most important asset – our people. All the sessions are built using extensive research across business and academia and backed up with practical application across multiple businesses.
Each session consists of a series of presentations to impart knowledge, interspersed by interactive exercises (as groups or individuals) to get attendees to think more deeply about the subject and embed the learning. At the end of each session, attendees will be given an accompanying ‘white paper’ (which will provide a summary of the session, explore the subject in greater detail and give all of the references used) and a series of exercises to try.
Leaders will have to adapt to this ever changing environment having a flexible and nimble approach. This session will consider:
- The skills of the future.
- The generational challenges and opportunities.
- What are the generations.
- How do they view work.
- What do they each value in work.
- Where it might all go horribly wrong without you even realising it?