With Gen Z entering the workforce, there are five generations in the workplace. It's important to understand some of the differences in work preferences and approaches to work in order to maximize your team's potential.
- Having a range of ages in the workplace isn't new.…But for the first time we have five generations…actively participating in work teams.…Managing a team with a broad range of ages…can pose a challenge to leaders.…But when done well,…it's a rewarding experience for everyone involved.…And multiple perspectives enhances the bottom line.…The five generations you may see…in your workplace teams include Traditionalists,…or those who were born before 1945.…
Baby Boomers or those born between 1946 and '65.…Generation X or those born between '66 and '79.…Millennials, born between 1980 and '95.…And finally, Generation Z,…who were born after 1995.…There are even some micro-generations,…such as X-illenials, a population sandwiched…between Gen X and Millennials…who don't quite feel they fit neatly in either group.…You'll notice the range of ages…for these groups isn't consistent.…
Generations are shaped by major life events…rather than a set number of years.…There are often similarities with how people…within these groups approach work and career transitions.…
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Managing a team of people in the workplace requires continuous learning for today's managers and team leaders. Learn how to bring out the best in your team, in this course with Kelley School of Business professor and corporate consultant Daisy Lovelace. Daisy explains how to set shared goals, delegate tasks, manage performance, and develop each member of the team by providing feedback and training. Instructor Daisy Lovelace also addresses the challenges and solutions to managing different types of teams: virtual, global, intergenerational, and cross-functional. Plus, find out how to manage difficult behavior and underperformance.
- List the best arrangement for delegating responsibility.
- Recognize the characteristics of the five phases of the team development cycle.
- Explain the importance of taking time to build genuine personal relationships with team members.
- Identify the element that begins and ends the development cycle.
- Determine when to CC someone on a message.
- Recall the benefits of organizing venues for casual or informal contact among virtual team members.
- Summarize the steps to take following a discreet meeting with a difficult team member.