There are currently four generations in the workforce: Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers, and the Veterans. Each generation has unique characteristics. Unfortunately, those differences are too often made negative and make working together feel like a challenge. Each generation's world view affects how the group as a whole learns, processes, and reacts to information. These varying world views can also affect leadership styles and behaviors at work.
Generational identity has the ability to impact leadership style, supervisory style, how individuals react to their supervisor, level of performance, and things as simple (yet complex) as an employee's general feeling of happiness at work.
Our owner's doctoral dissertation focused on working among generations in the workplace and studied the experiences of managers who supervised people who are older than they. We know that with four working generations, roles are being redefined to include a growing number of younger supervisor/older subordinate relationships. Supervisors who are younger than those they supervise face unique challenges at work.
Lea can work with both those younger supervisors, executive leaders, and teams as a whole to discuss and address the challenges and opportunities associated with working with a team that is diverse in age and experience.
WHEN YOU START THINKING STRATEGICALLY ABOUT YOUR STAFF, TEAM, AND WORKPLACE CULTURE, YOUR ORGANIZATION WILL BE MORE SUCCESSFUL AND PEOPLE WILL BE HAPPIER TO WORK THERE.
Our owner, Lea Hanson has a Ph.D. in organizational performance and change and more than a decade of professional experience working in and with associations, non-profits, and the corporate environment. She can work with your organization to identify deficiencies and provide ideas, training, and solutions that will make your workplace better. Her academic training and professional experience have created a deep understanding of performance management, organizational development, power and politics in the workplace, organizational change, organizational behavior, generational differences in the workplace, strategic planning, staff/team supervision, mentoring and coaching, and leadership.
GENERATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE
Just like any personal relationship, workplace relationships need to be nurtured through healthy communication, trust, and respect. When workplace communication isn't at its best, people become unhappy and the environment can quickly become toxic.
Our team believes people are the heart of any organization's success or lack thereof. As a leader, it is your responsibility to support team members in finding professional fulfillment, establishing strong working relationships, and improving communication. When these things are pushed aside, the bottom line suffers and people will leave.
We believe in direct communication. We ask tough questions and are comfortable facilitating uncomfortable conversations. Still, we're friendly, personable, and accept people for where they are while simultaneously challenging them to move forward.
If your organization suffers from poor or damaged relationships and a negative workplace culture, you need a partner you can trust and with whom you can speak freely and frankly. Hi, that's us.
Together, we'll hit the ground running.
Through one-on-one coaching and training, we can assist your organization's leaders in finding the right path forward and to develop skills and structures that will make your organization better.
In order to perform at top levels of capacity and creativity, staff members need clear expectations, regular feedback, and ongoing support.
Many organizations suffer from a gap that exists between visionary and innovative leaders and those in the trenches who produce the work. When the actual output (product delivered) doesn't align with the intended output (the organization's goals and objectives), something is missing. That something is often within the area of performance management.
We can assist you in establishing a healthy culture of performance management including performance planning, structuring an annual review process, team building, and giving helpful and development feedback.
Healthy organizations have a structure of clear expectations and accountability which are delivered with thoughtful, honest, and regular feedback. We can assist your organization in creating these structures to propel your team into the future.