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Managing gender and generations: the end of “careers” as we know them?


Today’s workforce spans four generations. Technology and this broad age range have changed the work environment and impacted job performance, communication, and office dynamics. A multi-generational workforce creates challenges related to diverse perspectives, priorities, and work styles. And when you add gender into the equation, it gets even more complex.

In this session, we will look at the different generations of Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials and explore the dynamics between these groups, while acknowledging the diversity within each generation and looking at the impact of gender too. We will also look at the attitudes and assumptions of Millenials, what makes this generation tick, what they expect from a leader and how they view the workplace, and how they perceive gender bias.

Developing an inclusive culture will be critical to build upon the value and contribution of all generations and genders – and this is all the more important in a context where corporate cultures are being transformed to cater for increased diversity, flexible work environments and global virtual teams.

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