Generational Leadership: Adapting to the Changing Workplace

Demographic studies help you better understand those you work with, live with and socialize with. This course helps explain the reasons behind generational differences which helps provide leaders and team members deeper understandings of one another.
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(32)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 20, 2017
Duration
2h 12m
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Course info
Rating
(32)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 20, 2017
Duration
2h 12m
Description

The need to adapt your work environments to better attract and retain talent is in higher demand now than ever. In this course, Generational Leadership: Adapting to the Changing Environment in the Workplace, you'll learn to better understand each generation that is a part of their workforce and the importance of an inclusive work environment. First, you'll gain greater insights into the millennial generation, a generation that will soon be the majority employee group in your work environments. Next, you'll explore how and why your work environments must evolve today to support future organization success. Finally, you'll discover hot to better adapt to the changes taking place at your workplace. By the end of this course, you'll know how understanding how to be a generational leader is an essential key to building an inclusive environment, which is the ultimate foundation for improved team and organizational success.

About the author
About the author

Alice has vast experience as a Multi-Level Retail Executive with Retail Operations and Human Resource as specialties. Experience includes 27 years of leadership supporting technology companies holding positions of Regional Director, District Manager, Senior HR Market Manager, and Senior Manager Labor & Employee Relations.

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Course Overview
Hello, my name is Alice Meredith. Welcome to my course Generational Leadership: Adapting to the Changing Environment in the Workplace. I am a business professional and have over 27 years of leadership experience supporting multiple technology companies. While this content is designed to better help leaders understand the generational differences of their team members, the course will be beneficial to everyone. Yes, I mean everyone! You'll learn about the Traditionalists, the Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials, and Generation C. You'll discover why people from different generations think and act like they do. This deeper understanding of others will strengthen relationships, not only at work but with those we live with and socialize with. We will review demographic studies and review defining events of each generation that helped shape how each generation thinks, believes, and acts. As you review the materials in this course, you will have many aha moments as individual differences will start to make more sense to you. Questions of why your grandparent or parent just doesn't seem to connect with how you think and act, or why your coworker, your boss, or even your child may look at things completely different than you do will be answered. The teachings in this course will help leaders and team members better adapt to the changing environments that are taking place in our workplaces. I know you will enjoy the learnings in this course. There is great value in this content. As we each better understand each other, our work, personal, and social environments will become more inclusive and open to everyone. I invite you to join me on the journey of learning more about Generational Leadership: Adapting to the Changing Environment in the Workplace here at Pluralsight.

Generation Perspectives at Work
The content in this module is designed to help people leaders better understand workplace perspectives at different generations. This will help us better adapt our leadership skillsets to the differing needs of our team. Often, managers are perplexed when what they've done in the past to motivate, communicate, train, reward, and aspire teams no longer seems to be working. In this module, we will review perplexers. Perplexers are what I refer to as things that make us go hmm most specifically around solutions we've used in the past which may not be working as well today as it did back then. We'll also review generational perspectives for each perplexler, perspectives from differing generations with the intent to help managers better understand how to best flex their skillset and their decision making to accommodate and support the needs of each individual team member.