When Generations Connect: Communicating with four generations of employees

Phil Gwoke
Gen Xer, BridgeWorks

Four distinct generations are working together shoulder to shoulder, each with a unique set of attitudes, values, and work styles. To become stronger as a team, it’s important to understand these inherent generational dynamics we encounter on a regular basis. Discerning what motivates each generation and how they communicate is essential to overcoming barriers and capitalizing on strengths. Tapping into the power and perspective of each generation helps everyone feel empowered, valued, and understood. But are you equipped to convert this form of diversity from an obstacle to an opportunity? This keynote will explain who the generations are and the why behind their differences, address the stereotypes that can cloud our judgement, and present solutions to best engage every generation.

Learning Outcomes

      • Identify key trends of the future of the workplace
      • Present solutions for engagement, team synergy, and motivation for all generations

Phil Gwoke’s life mission is to help people excel and bring out the best in every generation. He is a passionate generational expert that is skilled in developing strategies to improve inter-generational communication and collaboration. Phil is one of BridgeWorks’ resident Gen Xers, and brings his unique humor, experiences, research, and generational expertise to his work. He is a firm believer that with the proper motivation, training and support system, members of any generation can become capable of remarkable accomplishments.

BridgeWorks has been dedicated solely to the study of generational differences since its inception and is the company that wrote the best-selling books When Generations Collide: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work and The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation is Rocking the Workplace.