Understanding and capitalizing on generational change is a huge opportunity for organizations today. Generational change is more than a diversity issue—it’s a business imperative. Companies that strategically tap into the strengths and insights of each generation will have a distinct competitive advantage in the years to come.
Appreciating the perspectives of each generation, and how their views were formed through defining life events and experiences, requires open-mindedness and a sincere desire to maximize all age groups in the workplace. There’s a critical need to rethink our workplaces to be in line with the needs and expectations of today—and tomorrow’s—workers, and that begins with understanding generational change.
A 20 to 30 year gap exists between the expectations of today’s workforce and many of our current workplace practices, which were primarily adopted in the 20th century. Much of what young talent is asking for is a reflection of this profound shift.
Roberts Golden can help you get your arms around generational change, which is characterized by demographic shifts as well as the globalization of work, the ever-increasing use of technology and a demand for a more seamless transition between work and life.
We answer questions like:
- How do we help our Baby Boomer leaders understand their Generation X and Generation Y employees?
- How do we attract and retain workers from the younger generations?
- How do we keep young workers motivated?
- What about more mature workers? Can we find new ways to keep them in the workforce?
- How do we prepare our Generation X workers for leadership?
Just a few of our offerings include:
- Leadership workshops and training
- Generational assessments and research- Quantifying the need for adapting organizational practices in light of generational change
- Employee focus groups and surveys
- Recruiting strategies and employer branding
- Employee value proposition assessment and development
- Assessing internal communication practices for generational relevance
- Knowledge management solutions
- Mentoring programs
- Cross-generational team effectiveness
- Organizational engagement assessment
- Rewards and recognition development
- Enterprise social networking culture and adoption
Our resident generational expert, Leah Reynolds:
Before joining Roberts Golden, Leah was national practice lead for Generational Talent Strategies at Deloitte Consulting. Leah is a recognized expert on young and experienced talent in the emerging workplace, with a specialization in the culture and competencies needed to support social technology adoption. Leah is a frequent speaker and writer on generational and workplace change as a challenge and opportunity for 21st century organizations. She is creator of the Emerging Workplace Profile™, an assessment tool that enables organizations to identify and prioritize future-focused talent initiatives. Learn more about Leah >> bio