Author of Unfairly Labeled; Speaker on Managing Different Generations
Jessica Kriegel is the author of Unfairly Labeled: How Your Workplace Can Benefit from Ditching Generational Stereotypes—a book that tackles intergenerational dynamics head-on and rejects viewing employees through a generational lens. Kriegel works as an Organizational Development Consultant for Oracle Corporation, where she acts as an adviser and strategist in matters of organizational development, change management, and talent development. She is also a regular to contributor to Forbes.
Millennials: The New Generation of Employees in the Workplace
As more baby boomer employees are retiring, more millennials are joining the workplace (and with 80 million people born between 1982 and 2000 in the US alone, that’s a major shift). Millennials have been the focus of countless books, blogs, and speaking engagements, each purporting to offer a guide on how to manage, recruit, and connect with this new generation.
However, Jessica Kriegel argues, most of our information is incorrect and misguided by stereotypes. Misconceptions about millennial attitudes and behavior are not only negatively impacting their chances of being hired, but can cost organizations talented employees. In this eye-opening and highly customizable keynote, Kriegel illustrates the most harmful and unfair myths about millennials affecting their role in the workplace—and politics. She offers tips for millennials struggling to distinguish themselves in a world of stereotypes. She gives advice to managers and CEOs on how to lead millennial workforces (are they really all digital natives?). And, with rare clarity and insight, she provides suggestions to HR executives tasked with developing new engagement models to take into account shifts between baby boomers and younger workers.
Unfair Labels: Your Guide to Generational Dynamics in the Workplace
Managers, political pundits, and the media consistently use generational stereotypes to make decisions and predictions, presuming to understand the collective tastes, ambitions, values, and work habits of millions of people born in the same 20-year time spans. The results? Miscommunication among team members, lower productivity, and worse.
In this refreshing and thoughtful talk, Jessica Kriegel argues that not only does such labeling create unfair biases and lead to inappropriate reactions, but there’s no clear evidence to support the messages the stereotypes convey. Citing extensive academic research of her own, Kriegel provides an informative session for anyone working in an organization with three generations of employees. Among other helpful advice on running multigenerational businesses, Kriegel offers insight into:
· how interpersonal dynamics contribute the most to business success;
· why generational labels work for marketers but not for managers;
· how generational stereotypes differ between countries and what this means for an increasingly international workforce;
· why a line should be drawn between generational traits and those tied to life stages;
· how we can facilitate inter-generational awareness in the workplace; and
· six steps to becoming an agent for change to bust stereotypes and work more effectively with an inter-generational team.
Unfairly Labeled: How Your Workplace Can Benefit from Ditching Generational Stereotypes
Blow away the stereotypes clouding your judgment with Unfairly Labeled.
More than any other generation, the 80 million millennials in America have become the focus of countless books, blogs, and speaking engagements tackling how to manage, recruit, and connect with this latest group of workers. Most of this information is not only incorrect and misguided but can also cost you talented employees, according to Jessica Kriegel, who optimizes leadership development, team effectiveness, and organizational design at Oracle.
In this eye-opening examination of managing three generations of employees, she illustrates how generational labels lead us astray. Generational stereotypes are not sound wisdom they are unfair generalizations, and this groundbreaking guide to an enlightened level of interaction strips away the preconceptions associated with millennials, as well as generation Xers and baby boomers. Through illustrative case studies, the latest authoritative research, and firsthand experience, the author debunks our most common misconceptions about generational differences. Jessica examines how the most common stereotypes came into being along with research-based explaining why they are untrue. She also shares her personal toolkit, which you can use immediately to:
· Effectually motivate employees without resorting to one-size-fits-all definitions.
· Work with a tangible framework for inspiring performance management, including planning, reviewing, and developing employee performance.
· Create more effective working relationships with your colleagues.
· Gain clear, actionable insight into the myth of the digital native.
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