ZAP THE GAP! How to Make Peace and Profit in a Multi-Generational World
Job applicants are plentiful and unemployment is high but the fact remains that making the wrong generational choice can cost organizations hundreds of thousand dollars a year. Failure to create a multi-generational team that is effective, productive and profitable puts a company’s future growth and sustainability at risk. Ignoring the drastically diverse ways generations learn and communicate with each other is tantamount to turning your back on a tsunami.
Zap the Gap; How to Avoid the AFTERMATH
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.
Co-presentation with Baby Boomer DAD
Based on their best-selling book, Generations Inc.: From Boomers to Linksters, Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work, generation expert Meagan Johnson and corporate culture expert Larry Johnson, present the unique perspectives of a Gen-X daughter and her Baby Boomer dad on how each understands, communicates, motivates and manages different generations existing in the workplace today.
Why Book Meagan Johnson?
Meagan Johnson, born 1970, Gen X’er
A Generational Expert, Speaker and Author. She’s 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”.
“She is the de-facto expert when it comes to navigating the maze of generational quandaries’ every organization faces.**
**Quoted by the Chicago Tribune, CNNMoney.com and US News & World Report, she has been heard on ABC Talk Live, NPR and profiled on Conde’ Nast’s Portfolio.com. Meagan has become the ‘Go To’ expert for all things generational.
Meagan gives audiences a chance to not only laugh at their own generation (and the other ones) but flourish in the presence of others.