One for the Ages (Perspectives recap + tipsheet)

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We live in a time when there are as many as five active generations working in a given organization. This type of diversity in values, perspectives, and experience offers unprecedented learning opportunities—and frustrations. For the May episode of our Perspectives webinar series, we decided to tackle the topic of optimizing a multigenerational workforce.

My Executive Producer extraordinaire, Rachel Rosenthal, and I recruited a panel representing various generations:

Brian Phillips – Executive Recruiter, HP Courtney Swift – Corporate Communications Manager, The Predictive Index Dr. David Blake – Executive Leadership Coach, Building Forward Now, LLC Audience poll

After a bit of light housekeeping, I introduced our Menti poll. We love to get audience input on two simple questions before we dive into the panel discussion.

I began with the question: “Which generational cohort best describes you?”

These results shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Our webinar audience skews toward Strategic HR leaders and people-first SMB business owners. Even so, it was fascinating to see the breakdown in full technicolor.

The second question was more probing. I asked participants “Which generational issues have you experienced or witnessed?”

I’m not sure which is more depressing: the prevalence of responses

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