Managing Across Generations

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Today's workforce includes five generations: the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, Homeland Security/Generation Z, and “Digital Natives.” Each generation has a distinct culture, bringing positive attributes and skills to the workplace.

Understanding and appreciating what each generation offers as employees and contributors to the organization can elevate your ability to manage and lead. Utilizing generational differences is critical for effective management, successful teamwork, positive morale and achieving performance outcomes.


By attending Managing Across Generations, you will be prepared to:

  • Understand the unique cultural characteristics and attributes of each generation in the workplace
  • Increase appreciation for generational differences
  • Develop a working knowledge of key motivators for each generation
  • Utilize the strengths of each generation to increase productivity, collaboration and employee morale
  • Enhance your ability to effectively manage a multi-generational workforce
  • Gain strategies to leverage generational differences in the workplace


Eileen Wilson Eileen M. Wilson, PhD, is a faculty member at Michigan State University and has provided stewardship for MSU for 33 years including serving as special assistant in the Office of the President and Board of Trustees for two years, assistant dean of undergraduate education in the Broad College of Business and on numerous university committees. She holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy, Masters in Labor and Industrial Relations, and a PhD in College and University Administration. Dr. Wilson has over 30 years of HR/LR experience, taught labor management relations at MSU for over 15 years and teaches a study abroad program in St. Andrews Scotland each year.


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