Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce

Julia Kramer, Executive Vice President and Chief Organizational Performance Officer at BXS Insurance, was the guest speaker at WFE’s last luncheon of the year on October 18th at the Briar Club. 

Julia’s presentation on Navigating a Multi-Generational Workforce began by defining and outlining the key characteristics of the Fabulous Four – Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials. Although Generation Z currently has no significant work presence, Julia provided some great facts about this new generation that outnumbers Millennials. Next, Julia outlined ways to improve communication and team building based on generational differences.  As Julia quoted in her presentation: “It’s nature’s way that we often feel closer to distant generations than to the generation immediately preceding us.” 

The group had the opportunity to ask questions and share their observations on generational impacts at home and in the workplace.