On Tuesday, February 24th, SHRM@QU hosted a workshop for members with Prof. Trish Kelly. Prof. Kelly hosted an interactive workshop on tips and techniques for understanding generational differences and how to work effectively. Members discussed their experiences, challenges, and triumphs of working with other generations. They also discussed stereotypes about their Millennial generation as well as other generations and how these can lead to team conflict.
Prof. Kelly worked with our members to develop their generational competence so that they will be better able to adapt and engage in effective communication techniques. She emphasized the values and strengths each generation brings to the workplace and urged our members to focus on these strengths rather than on stereotypes about weaknesses. Members were encouraged to seek out mentors, ask questions, and remain flexible. By recognizing and appreciating the unique contributions different generations bring, employees can really thrive together and be successful.