Managing and Mentoring Generations in the Workplace

June 3, 2016

“We need to remember across generations that there is as much to learn as there is to teach.” -Gloria Steinem

networkingWhat generation are you?

  • GI Generation: Born 1901-1926
  • Mature/Silents: Born 1927- 1945
  • Baby Boomers: Born between 1946 and 1964
  • Generation X: Born between 1965 and 1980
  • Generation Y/Millennials: Born between 1981 and 2000
  • Generation Z/Boomlets: Born after 2001

tommieMillennials are often the target of negative criticism, especially in the workplace. Other generations have described them as “lazy,” “privileged,” or “optimistic.” When in reality, they don’t differ that much from Generation X or Baby Boomers. It is estimated that today, Millennials make up 50% of the workforce. These digital natives can bring valuable knowledge to the workplace in this digital age, so what motivates them?

Like other generations, Millennials also aspire for financial security, leadership, and performance based recognition. Like other generations, Millennials want to be treated fairly and value transparency and dependability from their bosses and co-workers. Unlike so many believe, Millennials prefer face-to-face meetings over digital options and often draw a definite line between their personal and professional lives, especially online. WhileDSC02368 many believe millennials can’t make decisions, in reality, other generations also solicit advice and collaboration. Many say Millennials “jump ship” when careers don’t align with their passion, but if you look at it from another perspective, like the previous generations, they too are striving to get ahead and make a difference.

Creating a work environment that appeals to Millennials actually attracts all generations and allows everyone to thrive regardless of prior generational divides.

Join us on June 22, from 8 a.m. to noon to “Leverage the Power of Generations in the Workforce.” All generations are welcome and encouraged to attend as we discuss the myths and facts about each generation and work together and learn to appreciate what each generation brings to the table.

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My Generation: Multi-generational Workforce Summit

Sponsored by: AUSA & BAE Systems

Wednesday, June 22, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 (noon)

Civilian Marksmanship Program- 1470 Sentinel Drive, Anniston

$15 for Members – $20 for non-Members

Register by calling (
256)237-3536.

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