Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Meagan Johnson is known as a “Generational Humorist” and challenges her audiences to think differently and act decisively when dealing with multiple generations. She is a bright, funny delightfully obnoxious Generational Humorist!
What exactly is a Generational Expert?
It’s somebody who understands the differences between Baby Boomers (born 1945-1964), Generation Xers (born 1965-1980) and Gen Yers also called Millennials (born 1981-2000) and how they can live, and most importantly, work together successfully without name-calling or bloodshed.
Think you’ve already heard everything about the multiple generations? Think again!
Our generations and the gaps that separate them are in constant flux, what worked last year probably won’t work today. Anybody still using their VCR? What seemed like a perfect solution yesterday is the source of tomorrow’s problem. You really need to get all those home movies put on disc! … Wait! I mean Digital Storage. Oh No! I mean The Cloud!
The potential for collision, conflict and confusion between the generations has never been greater and the chasm is growing wider every day we ignore the problem.
Unwilling to accept standard, by-the-book generalizations, Meagan tackles the generational challenges, myths and misunderstandings head on. Meagan demonstrates to audiences, through her own experience, in depth research and program customization, that all generations have differences and strengths that go beyond mere age and appearance.
Stop complaining about the generational differences and learn from Meagan Johnson what you can do right now to make the most of all the generations.
The workplace is NOT what it used to be.
What happened to company loyalty, work ethic, manners and attitudes? People are staying past their prime; the corporate ladder has crumbled; college grads have job titles that sound like something out of a science fiction movie and have nothing to do with their actual job and nobody talks on the phone anymore.
The global marketplace has become a myriad of different generations. What people want from an employer; their expectations of corporate benefits, organizational culture and motivation to do what’s best for business differs from generation to generation. Your challenge is to figure out how to communicate successfully with the individual generations to achieve financial success, personal growth and enriched company morale.
What Makes Meagan a Generational Expert?
During the 1990s, while working for companies like Quaker Oats, Kraft Foods and Xerox, Meagan often heard negative comments about Gen Xers. Things like “they’re all slackers,” “gold collar workers,” and “it’s the Beavis and Butthead generation” were not uncommon.
Being a Gen Xer herself, Meagan knew those terms were unfair, untrue and hurtful so she began researching small and large businesses to debunk generational myths and discover the most effective ways to solve multi-generational clashes. That research gave birth to thousands of generational presentations and to her best selling book” Generations Inc., From Boomers To Linksters Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work”.
ZAP THE GAP!
From Boomers To Linksters, Working With Multiple Generations
For the first time in history, there are five generations working side by side: the Traditional Generation (born pre-1945), Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964), Generation X (born 1965-1980), Millennial Generation (1981-1995), and the Linkster Generation (born after 1995).
Each generation has been influenced by the major historical events, social trends, and cultural phenomena of their time (which we call “generational signposts.”) Consequently, each has different values, standards of quality, and attitudes toward customers and coworkers. These differences can wreak havoc, or they can be a source of incredible energy and creativity. It’s important to understand these differences and to have specific strategies for dealing with them.
In this highly charged, participatory presentation, Meagan Johnson outlines the dominant generational forces in the workplace and how each generation’s “signpost” drives motivation, influences company loyalty, delivery of customer service and communication between coworkers. Learn from Meagan what you can do now to make the most of each generation in your workplace!
ZAP THE GAP! (Break Out Session)
How To Avoid the AFTERMATH
This is the perfect addition to your meeting agenda. The program allows audience members to take the information and tools acquired during the keynote and put them to the test. Based upon pre-conference interviews, Meagan creates real-life scenarios that reflect the generational challenges participants are facing in their own industry.
Meagan leads the group through an in-depth discussion on how to tackle the more perplexing generational obstacles facing people in their work-life and personal-life today. Members walk away from the program with a workbook that will serve as their generational guide when they return to the office and home.
ZAP THE GAP!
ZAP THE GAP! (Break Out Session)
Co-presentation with Baby Boomer DAD
Each generation has a different perception of what motivates them. Meagan says, "Every generation gets a negative label when it enters the workforce. For example, Baby Boomers were called trouble-making hippies when they first went to work.
Once we take time to understand the motivations and mind-set of each generation, working with them, communicating with them and managing them becomes a more successful effort". Learn from Meagan what you can do now to make the most of each generation in your workplace!
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