Webinar: Unfairly Labeled: How Your Workplace Can Benefit From Ditching Generational Stereotypes

Presented by Jessica Kriegel, Senior Organization Development Consultant, Oracle

The rise of millennials in the workplace is increasing, with over 80 million people born between 1982 and 2000 in the US alone. Unfortunately, the stereotypes of millennials is affecting corporate America. The many misconceptions regarding their attitude and behavior are negatively impacting their chances of getting hired.

In her new book, Unfairly Labeled: How Your Workplace Can Benefit From Ditching Generational Stereotypes, Jessica Kriegel, Senior Organization Development Consultant at Oracle, points out that not only does such labeling create unfair biases and lead to inappropriate reactions, but in fact, there is no clear evidence to support the messages that the stereotypes convey.

Yet managers, political pundits and the media consistently use these 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 span. The result is miscommunication among team members and lower productivity.

In this webinar, Kriegel will address:

  • Unfair myths about millennials affecting their role in the workplace and politics.
  • Why generational labels work for marketers but not for managers.
  • The truth about millennials and technology: are they really digital natives?
  • How do generational stereotypes differ between countries and what does this mean for an increasingly international workforce?
  • Drawing the line between generational traits and those tied to life stages.
  • Facilitating inter-generational awareness in the workplace.
  • Six steps to becoming an agent for change to bust stereotypes and work more effectively with an inter-generational team.
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