In this episode, Sarah Gibson of Accent Learning and Consulting talks about intergenerational teams. You’ll learn what a generation is and the defining events that created the five generations alive today. Learn how generations might clash in the workplace, yet they need each other in order to be the most creative.
What You’ll Learn
- The definition of a generation
- The four types of generations in the workplace today
- How intergenerational teams might have more conflict and what do to about it
- How to help your intergenerational team be more creative
About Sarah Gibson
Sarah Gibson founded Accent Learning and Consulting, LLC in 2004 because it allowed her to share her passion for speaking and teaching practical workplace skills that help individuals and businesses succeed. Since then, Sarah and her team have helped companies understand the impact of workplace communication through a large variety of professional development and leadership classes.
Sarah wrote The Zoom Guide to the Generations to help people learn more about the impact of generational pieces in the workplace. She has worked with more than 100 organizations across a variety of industries throughout North America. Beyond her corporate experiences, Sarah has also taught for the University of Wisconsin-Madison evening MBA program and as an adjunct instructor at Madison College, UW-Whitewater and North Dakota State University. Sarah holds a Master’s degree from North Dakota State University.
Resources Mentioned in the Episode
- Free Generational Job Aid by Sarah Gibson
- Sarah Gibson’s website
- Book – The Zoom Guide to the Generations
- Patrick Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team
The Weekly Challenge
This week, pay attention to the different generations you work with. What do you notice in meetings and other interactions? Share with your team the job aid from Sarah Gibson and have a conversation about how your different generations show up in your work and interactions. Share in the comment section or send me an email and let me know how it goes.