Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work

Price: $499.95


Go from generational clash to collaboration. With multiple, distinct generations working side-by-side in today’s companies, you need to help everyone communicate and leverage their unique strengths. This course provides insights (direct from a Baby Boomer and a Gen Xer) on how to get the best from everyone.
1h, 52m
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Manage Every Generation to its Full Potential

The current work force has the widest span of ages than at any point in modern history. When you have employees that remember the Apollo moon landing working with employees that don’t remember life before the Internet, you need a special set of skills to manage everyone. This course will provide you with the tools you need.

Presented by Larry Johnson (a Baby Boomer) and his daughter Meagan Johnson (a Generation Xer), the course begins by helping you understand generational signposts. Learn how different generations are defined and the cultural touchstones that unite people born in different eras.

The second class is devoted to Baby Boomers, a generation that has made (and continues to make) a substantial impact on the workplace. While the Traditional generation was content to retire, Boomers continue to work well into their 70s. This class will help you understand why teamwork is essential for Boomers. You’ll also discover the answer to one of the biggest questions concerning Boomers: how will companies replace the knowledge and experience Boomers will take with them when they retire?

The next class deals with the smallest generation in the workplace: Generation X. Squeezed between the massive tide of Baby Boomers and Generation Y, the Generation Xers in your company have different values than the generations that precede and follow them. Learn what is important to this generation and why they value independence and experiences more than monetary rewards.

The course concludes with an entire class devoted to Generation Y. So much has been written and said about this generation but is it accurate? The instructors will help you understand what sets this generation apart from each previous generation. Learn how to communicate with a generation that has high expectations of constant feedback. Find out how to create generation-specific solutions and make these future leaders a more integral part of your workplace.


  • How to identify and understand generational signposts.
  • The characteristics of Traditionals, Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y.
  • What you need to do to address the Boomer knowledge drain.
  • Why Generation Y needs more feedback than previous generations.
  • Tips to effectively manage each generation in today’s workplace.

About This Instructor

Johnson, Larry and Meagan

Larry and Meagan Johnson

Meagan Johnson is a generational expert, in-demand speaker and corporate trainer. Since 1997, she has presented more than 500 paid speeches and seminars to companies throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. She has a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University and holds the designation of Certified Speaking Professional from the National Speakers Association.

Larry Johnson is the co-author of Absolute Honesty. He is a consultant and speaker who has helped...

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I enjoyed this course and found it extremely helpful. Managing generations in the workplace is critical to business success and growth. I found the course to be funny, easy to relate to and helpful.

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