Managing Multiple Generations:
Proven Methods to Motivate Gen X, Gen Y, and Baby Boomers in the Same Laboratory

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Managing Multiple Generations: Proven Methods to Motivate Gen X, Gen Y, and Baby Boomers in the Same Laboratory

AUSTIN, Texas (April 6, 2011) — With four generations of employees now working side by side, laboratory managers need to rethink their management strategies. Each generation approaches work differently—whether it’s how they want feedback, how they connect to an organization, or how they access information. Attempting to manage them with a single approach is likely to result in conflict and a lack of productivity that no clinical laboratory or pathology group can afford.

To learn how to effectively manage each generation, laboratory managers should be sure to tune into the The Dark Report‘s latest audio conference, titled, “Managing Multiple Generations in Your Lab: Proven Methods to Motivate Gen X, Gen Y, and Baby Boomers in the Same Workplace,” on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. EST. http://darkdaily.com/audio-conferences/managing-multiple-generations-in-your-lab-proven-methods-to-motivate-gen-x-gen-y-and-baby-boomers-in-the-same-workplace . Listeners will learn how to develop better connections with all workers that will translate into improved communications, increased job satisfaction, and better overall performance in the lab as well as gain practical, applicable techniques for coaching and motivating every generation on staff.

Presenter Jeff Smith, who ran the human resources department at Carilion Laboratories while the parent health system actively transformed the management culture and work environment in the laboratory division, will explain the unique attributes of the four generations: The silent generation (born 1925-1945), baby boomers (born 1946-1964), Gen X (born 1965-1980), and Gen Y (born 1981-2003). Attendees will get a checklist of management do’s and don’ts and learn the latest techniques for supervising multi-generational staff.

Laboratory managers will gain a better understanding of the expectations and motives of each generation as Smith identifies common sources of conflict and even outright refusals to work that can arise as different generations in the same department react to their co-workers’ different values.

Registration to this audio conference is now open. Laboratory managers who want to encourage teamwork, workplace harmony, and the shared sense of purpose that a laboratory staff needs to perform at peak productivity should be sure to attend.

A valuable question-and-answer session will follow the 90-minute presentation. Members of the press who would like to gain a better understanding of the expectations and motives of each generation should contact Ron Martin at 512-264-7103.

About The Dark Report

Established in 1995, The Dark Report is the leading source of exclusive business intelligence for laboratory CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Pathologists and Senior industry executives. It is widely-read by leaders in laboratory medicine and diagnostics. The Dark Report produces the famous Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management every spring, which showcases innovations by the nation’s and globe’s leading laboratory organizations. Dark Daily is an Internet-based e-briefing intelligence service, read worldwide by thought leaders in laboratory and pathology management. Other well-known conferences conducted by The Dark Report are Lab Quality Confab (on the use of Lean and Six Sigma methods in labs and hospitals), Molecular Summit (on the integration of in vivo and in vitro diagnostics). The Dark Report co-produces Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine annually in the United Kingdom; Executive Edge bi-annually in Canada; and The Business of Pathology bi-annually in Australia.

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