305 – Dear Millennial, Overcoming Generation Stereotypes in the Workplace
Kristina Nemetz, Superintendent of Marketing & Special Events, Wheaton Park District
A new generation has arrived in the workplace (Generation Z), another generation seems to be getting a bad rap (Millennial), and a new micro-generation has been discovered (Xennial). This session is aimed at those born after 1980 and Baby Boomers/ Gen X’s that find themselves with employees they just don’t understand. Whether you are fighting against the stereotypes of your own generation or trying to stop using the “millennial” label in the workplace this session is a good step to increase collaboration. Understand yourself and other generations as we discuss how to overcome the struggles of labeling. Come with an open mind, there are some hard lessons to learn and new ways to think about your team.
Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to:
- Arm yourself with the newest generation information and better understand yourself and your co-workers. The more you know the better chance you have in breaking down labels and creating a collaborative workplace.
- Learn how to balance your workforce (from top-down or bottom-up), draw on strengths and weaknesses of employees, and create an environment that welcomes and fosters the next generation.