Every Generation Matters: Why Building Multi-Generational Teams is the Future of Work
Generations misunderstanding each other is not a new problem. In fact, every generation thinks the one that comes after them is less competent, more entitled, or harder to work with.
The good news is that no one generation is broken. No single generation of employees is in the wrong. Maslow’s famous hierarchy tells us all humans have the same internal drivers—but we’re realizing now that our needs manifest themselves differently depending on the year someone was born.
According to a 2019 study, multi-generational teams with a range of 25 years or more from youngest to oldest meet or exceed expectations 73% of the time. Those with a narrow range of less than 10 years did so only 35% of the time. The future of work is truly about inclusion. Leadership acumen is measured by a person’s ability to transform diverse groups of humans into cohesive, effective, and compassionate teams.
In this interactive session, Lindsay will guide a conversation about generational differences over the five decades of employees in today’s workforce. Together, attendees will examine experiences they had growing up and how those experiences directly affect their relationships at work.
About Lindsay Boccardo
For more than a decade, Lindsay has been coaching, researching and developing programs for millennials. Fascinated by the intersection of four unique generations in the workforce, Lindsay’s expertise now spans across industries and age groups to focus on creating meaningful experiences at work. As a nationally-recognized generational expert, Lindsay has partnered with organizations such as Cars.com, Thrivent and the Indiana Supreme Court, and works with college campuses and companies of all sizes around the country to enhance their effectiveness through building successful multi-generational teams. Lindsay earned a degree in psychology and public communication from Syracuse University, and a professional coaching certification through the International Coach Federation. She has been seen on WISH-TV, Fox 55 Fort Wayne (Indiana) and most frequently on her wildly popular LinkedIn video series. Lindsay empowers organizations to maximize the talent of their diverse workforce and helps individuals find the joy in understanding why every generation matters.