MultiGenerational Workforce

Improving Performance of a Multi-Generational Workforce

Motivating and managing multiple generations in the workplace is a key challenge facing leaders today. Each generation presents its own set of problems. Some of the most common challenges include:

  • Understanding the strategic impacts of the organization’s aging workforce
  • Improving mentoring capabilities to accelerate knowledge transfer from experienced employees
  • Enhancing cross-generational collaboration
  • Maximizing the performance of experienced workers and retaining critical knowledge
  • Improving onboarding and retention of younger employees

Smart Workforce Strategies blends the latest research and practical solutions with compelling success stories and clear action steps to make your organization more productive with:

  • Consulting on latest knowledge transfer tools
  • Keynote presentations
  • Executive briefings
  • Workshops
  • Coaching

Who We Work With

  • CEOs
  • Senior line executives
  • Association presidents & executive directors
  • Chief talent officers
  • HR leaders
  • Department managers

Services to Improve Performance of a Multi-Generational Workforce

We customize every program to meet the specific needs of our clients, because improving performance in a multi-generational workforce is a highly individualized process.

Executives and professionals who work with us come away with specific tools to tackle the threats they face, a clear set of action steps, and a new sense of urgency to tackle these threats.

The following services are just some of the offerings we can customize for your organization.

Sometimes organizations need high-energy, practical presentations to help managers see generational workplace problems in new ways. Dr. David DeLong is an acclaimed speaker who can motivate an audience – from CEOs to entry-level workers – to take actions that will improve cross-generational collaboration.

We provide frameworks, processes and tools for accelerating knowledge transfer across generations by improving mentoring skills in a highly practical workshop designed for both mentors and apprentices. This program targets veteran employees in key technical and operational roles, as well as managers where experiential knowledge is hard to replicate. It also helps new employees become productive much faster.

We solve problems created by changing workforce demographics and the challenges of transferring knowledge between generations. Effective solutions require focusing resources on the most critical capabilities at risk. Using tools like the Knowledge Silo Matrix we help leaders quickly develop a clear picture of where they should be investing in solutions.

There is a lot of talk about the problems of having multiple generations in the workplace, but we focus on the solutions available to leaders for improving performance. Presentations, workshops, and ongoing coaching all play a role in finding on the most cost-effective investments for improving cross-generational collaboration.

Why Collaborate with Smart Workforce Strategies

Working with you to improve the performance of your multi-generational workforce

Dr. David DeLong is a leading expert on how to motivate different generations in the workforce, as well as the latest practical solutions for accelerating knowledge transfer.

A Sample of Recent Presentations

Staying Relevant in a Changing Workplace: Leading & Learning From Experience, MasterCard Corporation

Knowledge Retention Strategies That Work! - FCC Services Executive Institute, Farm Credit System

Confronting the Threat of a Changing Workforce: A Framework for Action - Microsoft US CIO Summit

Confronting the Strategic Threat of an Aging Workforce - U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Executive Leadership Seminar

Make Experience Pay Off: How to Maximize the Value of Your Internships, Bucknell University

Demographic Threats and Offshoring Opportunities: How Global Trends Are Shaping Human Capital Strategies - TXU Corp. Board of Directors & Executive Team

What Others Are Saying

National Conference on the Creative Economy

Day One Review

Day One of the National Conference on the Creative Economy was one of high-energy presentations, insightful, thoughtful panel discussions and long lines at the floor microphones as enthusiastic participants queued for questions. The Hilton McLean Tysons Corner offered an elegant and hospitable backdrop for the nearly 400 attendees who gathered in the Grand Ballroom.

Highlights of the first day were Richard Florida’s morning presentation on the key principles of an emerging creative economy, David DeLong’s much-praised presentation on an aging workforce and Thomas Friedman’s luncheon keynote presentation, during which he shared his three most important “flatteners” in the world economy, taken from his recently re-released book “The World is Flat.”

Click on the link below for a summary of Dave DeLong’s presentation: