Navigating the Intergenerational Workplace
When discussing generations in the workplace, inevitably stereotypes come up. This generation is traditional. That one is… frustrated… ambitious… entitled… entrepreneurial… needy. Generational differences certainly exist and can be challenging. However, rather than focusing on the differences that divide us, we should be capitalizing on the unique strengths and experiences that members of each generation bring to the workplace. In today’s workplace, managers and employees need to acknowledge differences – from communication styles and personal motivations to levels of technology expertise and willingness to adapt – in order to build a productive and cohesive workplace. Hear from UBC and community experts who share their tips on how we can learn from each other and build stronger working relationships between generations.
Recorded November 6, 2014, in Victoria, BC.
Gregor Craigie – CBC Radio One’s Host, On The Island
Joe Girard – Founder, Change Grow Achieve
Sarah Hood, BCom’93 – Director, Organization Development & Learning Services, University of Victoria Human Resources Department
Sharon MacKenzie, BA’71, MEd’81 – Founder, i2i Intergenerational Society
Tammy Tsang – Founder, XYBOOM Intergenerational Organization & My Loud Speaker Marketing