The workforce is currently more diverse – and in more ways - than ever before. Yet, workplace diversity represents new challenges for organizations also adapting to factors of globalization and technology that are constantly reshaping their marketplace.
All of these factors mean that workplaces today need not only to have a diverse workforce, but to engage and include that diversity of voices in everyday decision-making and product development. For this reason, it’s important for organizations to recognize not just what year an employee was born (i.e, their “generation”), but also recognize their frame of reference about what it takes to work effectively in today’s version of work and their current worklace in particular.
As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:
• Recognize the difference between workplace diversity, bias, inclusion and employee voice -- and what this means for building workplaces that genuinely welcome and include difference
• Identify three forms of organization-specific “generations” that influence organizational culture and team communication patterns
• Recognize the hidden, problematic ways age both bias and organizational tenure dynamics can pose challenges to both younger, newer and older, more experienced workers
• Discuss multiple forms of decision-makng bias that can hinder teams and cause tensions between different generations in the workplace
• Discuss why making meaningful change means “getting uncomfortable” with our assumptions about others and the ways in which those assumptions are woven into workplce culture and expectations
• Be more confident speaking up in advocacy of more age-diversity at all levels of the organization and being an ally for coworkers across the age and organizational tenure spectrum