The Baby Boomers: The largest group in the work force is the Baby Boomers. Born between 1946 and 1964, Boomers are characteristically optimistic and team oriented. They place a high value on their work ethic while also seeking personal gratification and growth.
Most of today's organisational leaders represent the Silent Generation or Baby Boomers. Over the past 40 years, these two generations have learned to work together. You can begin to raise awareness about the differences among the generations and their implications to your organization by facilitating a dialogue between and among the generations. Current leaders would be wise to assess their leadership style, knowledge of the different generations, and personal attitudes toward the different members of their work force."
Izzy suggests the following questions can serve as a basis for evaluating personal perspectives and approaches:
– What differentiates each generation?
– Which generations are you responsible for leading?
– How do generational differences impact your perceptions and leadership style?
– How do those differences manifest themselves in the organization?
– How can you lead intra-generational and intergenerational groups?
– What can you do as a leader to foster mixedgenerational dialogue and problem solving?
– Which generation has the strongest impact on your organization?
– Is your organization more like General Motors or Google?
– How do the major aspects of your organization's culture ("generation-bias") align more with one generation than the others?
– How does that generation-bias impact inclusion, recruitment, retention, and development of employees?
We also found this clip on YouTube:
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