Generations are Cultures Too! Creating Productive Cross-Generational Relationships in the Workplace

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Jan 25, 2015 Comments Off on Generations are Cultures Too! Creating Productive Cross-Generational Relationships in the Workplace

Online Webinar
Thursday, February 26, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Can you relate to these famous George Orwell words? “Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” The existence of four generations in today’s workplace can bring brilliant synergies and frustrations at the same time.

Generations are defined less by age and more by common experiences and key events. We consciously educate and prepare ourselves to work across organizational and national cultures, yet sometimes forget that generations are cultures too! Perception is reality, but it doesn’t have to be.

In this webinar led by Jamie Gelbtuch (C'01), we will look at each generation and its related stereotypes, behavioral tendencies, and formative events, especially noting how the generations may differ across cultures. Come prepared to share your experiences and add to best practices for creating productive cross-generational teams and professional relationships. As a result, you will have a keener eye when looking for similarities and leveraging divergent world-views in today’s multigenerational workplace.

In her role as Principal Consultant for Cultural Mixology, Jamie designs, delivers, and facilitates programs that build and enhance cultural competencies in business and academic settings. She serves as a strategic thinking partner to support individuals and organizations that are faced with multicultural challenges.

Jamie has worked with a wide variety of clients, ranging from multinational corporations to local non-profits in industries such as pharmaceutical, consumer goods, healthcare, education, project management, and global mobility. She has particular expertise working with Latin American cultures and French and Spanish speaking countries.

Jamie received her MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and her B.S. in business and languages from Georgetown University. Currently, Jamie is candidate for the Executive and Organizational Coaching Certificate at NYU.

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