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Team Building Series of Virtual Workshops

Navigating the Business Environment

Organizations today are facing a unique workforce challenge, engaging a multigenerational workforce. Your workplace is comprised of multiple generations; Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials, with Gen Zs as students, interns and new graduates.

These identities translate into different values, expectations, and behaviors at work which can lead to misunderstanding and confusion. The youngest generation often does not have a frame of reference as to the values, expectations and behaviors that are the foundation of an organization’s culture.

Across all levels of career experience, it is important for Gen Z and Millennials to understand the expectations the organization has of them, and the impact workplace culture has on creating an engaging work environment for all. This understanding increases young employees’ abilities to succeed within your environment and work effectively both with their managers and their colleagues. This is particularly important now during COVID-19 as we on-board early-in-career employees virtually and ensure they can effectively integrate with their new teams and build strong relationships with colleagues and managers.

This highly interactive workshop educates Gen Z and/or Millennials about the values, expectations and behaviors of the other three generations (Traditionalists, Baby Boomers and Gen Xers). New research from our Generational Pandemic Survey will be incorporated to highlight how each generation has responded to COVID-19 from an employment perspective.

Young employees explore how their views and perspectives may differ from those of their colleagues and managers. We discuss the differences between intent and impact and what behaviors senior leaders may perceive negatively. We then explore how to be an active participant in creating an engaging organizational culture and how to take a collaborative approach with colleagues and leaders through effective virtual communication and collaboration.

Program Features

  • 2 × 2.5-hour virtual workshops with a customized action learning assignment between sessions
  • Chat, annotation, breakout rooms, large group discussions, action planning

Audience

  • New Graduates, Students, New Hires, Young Employees

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the key characteristics of each generation’s identity
  • Identify how generational identities translate into behaviors in the workplace
  • Discuss the difference between intent and impact
  • Apply tips for effective communication
  • Identify behaviors that support building a collaborative relationship with leaders and colleagues
  • Apply career development tips

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