Leading In A Four Gen Workplace – Day Two

Written by Mathieu Yuill

February 18, 2020

Baby Boomers represent the oldest workers today. What makes them unique? What do they want and how are they motivated? We discuss this today.

 

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Transcript

Good day and welcome to the leading with nice daily. My name is Mathieu Yuill and this week we’re talking about leading in a four gen workplace. Today we’re going to look at baby boomers and you may be a boomer. You may not be a boomer. Here are some things to think about as you’re seeking to lead baby boomers, so whether you are the manager or the boss or director or CEO or whether you’re a genX or a millennial or a gen Z leader and you have baby boomers who report to you, which is totally feasible. Now keep in mind these are the people that grew up seeing bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey really make something out of nothing. The quote unquote American dream, they really value team involvement. They want to get everybody involved. They have a high value of personal growth. They want to keep on learning and they might look more to traditional education because they were raised in a time when higher education was really valued.

More so than it has ever been throughout our history of modern higher education. They also really value multitasking. You should be able to do several things at once. You should be able to file your TPS reports while also getting last week last week’s numbers uploaded, but more than anything, this group, more than any group, is huge with loyalty. They expect it from their organization, from those they work with, and they give it to those they work with so that that boomer who might be really annoying you, guess what? They’ll be around when the going gets tough. You can bet on it. However, they might frustrate you with what they expect in terms of traditional, regular education that’s offered today for more on this topic, visit leadingwithnice.com where we want to help you inspire others, build loyalty and get results. Talk to you next time.

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