Panel Moderator: Dennis Griess – Senior Managing Consultant, IBM Human Capital Management
Barry Carden – VP and CIO, Mayer Electric
Rebecca Jacoby – Sr. Training Manager, Eaton
Erin Koester – Marketing & Communications Manager, Van Meter Inc.
This is the first time in history that we have four generations in the workplace – Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers and matures. Although there are still notable generational differences in online activities and technology usage, that gap is slowly closing according to Pew Internet Research. This panel will focus more on the psychology behind the tools and the motivational differences of each generation. Many of you have a significant portion of your workforce retiring in the next 10 years; how are you transferring knowledge and skills to the next generation? Understanding the different generational values and attitudes that guide decisions and leveraging the strengths of each will help build a collaborative, cross-generational workplace. Come sharpen your generational knowledge and find out how manufacturer and distributor leaders spanning the spectrum of generations are approaching this challenge.