“We need to remember across generations that there is as much to learn as there is to teach”- Gloria Steinem
The workplace in the present scenario has the most diverse workforce. Some organization has as many as four to five generations working. They bring into the organization different values, personalities, experiences, knowledge and skill set. As in every other kind of diversity generational diversity, too, has its own pros and cons. The major gain from an intergenerational workforce is the several perspectives for a same issue.
Different angles give different solutions, integration of these different solution gives rise to the best solution possible. But generation gap is one of the never resolved problems faced by mankind. Once learned to communicate and interact with people of different generations, one attains the basic need of emotional connection. The camaraderie helps one grow in a personal level.
- Does your team involve people of different generations?
- Have you gotten into arguments with your colleagues on values and principles?
- Do you find it difficult to get along with your colleagues with huge age gap?
- Would like to see different perspectives that you did not make an effort to look at?
- Do you wish you were part of a team where everyone thinks alike?
- Do differences in opinion frustrate you?
- Do you think the situation would be better if differences could be embraced?
If you can relate to these questions, Generational Diversity- Mixing, Matching and Accepting Differences will definitely help you. Join us for a better intergenerational workplace experience.
The major objective of the program is to coach individual contributors to have a better work experience while working with team members that belong to different generations. This would be made possible by training them to understand differences, adjust behaviour and communicate better.
Generational Diversity- Mixing, Matching and Accepting Differences is based on experiential learning using online pre-work, engaging facilitation, and online follow-up to create a personalized learning experience. Based on best practices, the program guarantees improved customer satisfaction, better relationship between the team members and organizational growth through successful strategic account management.
- Identify different generation and their features.
- Develop strategies to tackle conflicts arisen because of difference caused by generation gap.
- Change or modify the style of communication with colleagues to maintain sensitivity to opposing or different values.
- Summarize the goals and expectations of team members.
- Appraise the benefits of an intergenerational workforce.
- Estimate the nature of future organizations and formulate strategies for smooth colleague relationship.
|Session Name||Brief Overview|
|The Generation Shock||This is the informal inaugural session. The participants are introduced to the agenda of the programme, to the facilitator and each other. As an ice-breaker, a few of the participants are encouraged to the share their hilarious experience experiences because of generation gap within the workplace.|
|The five generations||This session is dedicated to understanding the five generations, their personalities, the similarities and differences. A brief look at the history and emergence of a new generation are also topics for discussion.|
|Working together||An activity based interaction on the expectations, strengths and goals of each individual from having a diverse workforce in terms of age.|
|Sensitizing oneself||Gives the participants an insight on the tactics and strategies to be used. Understanding the expectation of others, adjusting the behavior, conveying one’s expectations and avoiding conflicts to celebrate the differences.|
|Why should you?||Research based discussion on the benefits of a generation diverse workforce, for the organization as a whole and each individual|
|Forward together||The participants are given an opportunity to forecast the future workplace scenario and strategies work settings to benefit and accommodate everyone. The facilitator will ensure that the discussion moves to the right direction and impart the valuable information that the learners missed out.|
|Tackle it Issues||The participants are given a series of case studies to work on to ensure retention of information.|