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Tuesday, October 1 | 11:00-11:45am

Zap the Gap: Generational Differences Reexamined 

For the first time in history, five distinct generations Traditionals, Boomers, Xers, Millennials and iGen (aka, linksters) working side by side. With differing values and seemingly incompatible views on how the workplace should function, these generations can stir up conflict, turnover, the lack of engagement, and frustration. Meagan Johnson teaches how each generation developed its values ("signpost") and how these values creep into the workplace. Each generation holds fast to its signposts so it's important to understand and respect them - they are critical to bringing out the best in everyone! Participants will walk away with:

  • A clear understanding of how to build multi-generational effective relationships
  • The ability to recognize, and understand the differences in each generation
  • Ways to communicate and work together in an effort to have a more productive workplace.

About the Presenter

Meagan Johnson is known as a "Generational Humorist" and challenges her audiences to think differently and act decisively when dealing with multiple generations. Educating through entertainment, Johnson has worked with a variety of organizations and associations to build multi-generational effective relationships, influence company loyalty, standards of quality, and attitudes toward customers and coworkers. Johnson understands each generation actually has more in common than many people think. Most workers appreciate flexibility, opportunity for growth, and a workplace culture built on respect. Johnson helps her audiences find common ground and build on generational strengths. She believes the best strategy for success is not thinking about how people are different but thinking about how people are the same. Johnson and her Baby Boomer father, Larry Johnson are the authors of Generations, Inc - From Boomers to Linksters, Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work.

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