For the first time in history, there are 5 generations working together: traditionalists, baby-boomers, generation x, generation y and generation z. These individuals experienced totally different global shifts, used totally different technologies and formed different working values. But even though they wake up every day to go to the same office, do same tasks and follow same goals.
Are we ready for the changes that are coming as a result of this situation?
- 8.00 – 8.30: arrival
- 8.30 – 9.40: key-note speaker Jamie Notter
- We complain a lot about the Millennial generation—that they are entitled or impatient—but we are missing the point. The Millennials are simply responding to the forces that shaped them, and even more importantly, they are shining a light on some bigger changes in leadership and management that are happening today. In this provocative session, Jamie Notter, an expert on both generations and workplace culture, will outline the key forces that shaped Millennials and then share his research that identified four internal capacities that leaders from every generation must embrace in order to thrive in the Millennial era.
- 9.40 – 10.00: workshop with Perry Timms: empathy map
- 10.00 – 10.30: Breakfast by Argeta Exclusive
- 10.30 – 11.40: dr. Aleksander Zadel
- Millennials – a generation which includes entire generation Y and the first part of generation Z. They were born between 1980 and 2001. And they grew up isurrounded by information. You can hardly find someone among them who has ever used an analogue phone. According to generation X, millennials are optimistic but in their optimism doesn’t have any objective background. Employers are thrilled about Millennials because they often put career development above their family. Even though the society is breaking into atoms and cherishes individualism, Millennials crave for team work. London Business School research shows that 43 % of Millennials want to co–create a better world and better companies. Don’t you also want to live in a world like that?
- 11.40 – 12.00: closing of the event
Jamie is a culture consultant at Human Workplaces, where he helps leaders drive growth by activating and aligning workplace culture. He began his career in the international conflict resolution field, running training programs in areas of ethnic conflict in the 1990s. He transitioned into organizational work, initially as a diversity trainer and consultant, and later leading his own management consulting practice, where he specialized in helping systems work through their most difficult conversations. In 2014, he and Maddie Grant started Culture That Works, a workplace culture consultancy, and in 2016 they joined forces with Charlie Judy to create WorkXO and the Workplace Genome culture assessment, which they use extensively in their consulting practice. Jamie and Maddie have written two books together (When Millennials Take Over, and Humanize). An accomplished and sought-after keynote speaker, Jamie carries a master’s degree in conflict resolution from George Mason University, and a Certificate in Organization Development from Georgetown, where he serves as adjunct faculty.
dr. Aleksander Zadel
Dr. Aleksander Zadel, founder and director at the Corpus, Anima, Ratio Institute for Personal Development and founder of eCoaching platform Potendo, holds a PhD degree in psychology. He was a professor in the department of Biopsychology at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies (University of Primorska). For more than 20 years he has been a mentor and coach to many Slovenian companies and leaders: he consults Slovenian and international companies on how to develop sovereign and autonomous solutions, based on their potentials and wishes in order increase personal satisfaction and efficiency. He is an established coach for business leaders, who also conducts psychological assessments and profiling.
Perry Timms is Founder and Chief Energy Officer of PTHR, Chartered Member of CIPD; 2x TEDx and international speaker; Author of Transformational HR; Adjunct Faculty and Visiting Fellow of Hult International and Sheffield Hallam University Business Schools and Guest Professor at GEA College in Ljubljana. He is known for being the force behind many HR Hackathons; creating new and imaginative ways of working. Perry captured much of this in his book “Transformational HR” which is already an Amazon.com Top 30 HR seller. He has been named no. 5 Most Influential HR thinker by HR Magazine in 2018. You can find Perry online at www.pthr.co.uk or on Twitter (@PerryTimms) and his blog Medium.com/@PerryTimms
HOW WILL MILLENIALS MANAGE GENERATION X?
I will start with a confession: I have a reaction to the generational categorisation and words like Millennials. Whilst I accept certain different cultural norms, expectations, experiences and how the world is in your formative years, I don’t think we can typecast people simply based on the period of their birth.
About a decade ago, a new generation started entering the workforce (the Millennials), and the older generations began a long period of constant complaining about them—they are entitled, they are too informal, they are too impatient…the list goes on. I find this incredibly frustrating for a couple of reasons.
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“It is our third year supporting Competo event. Why? Firstly because of a professional and very much alive Competo team, and secondly: the event is always a wake up call for modern managers – development should be a constant throughout our career. Dr. Zadel on one hand uses a human, touching and moving approach to make us realize how important it is to invest in feelings and relationships, both at work and at home. Key note speakers from all over the world on the other hand present us HR trends, challenges and new generations entering the workforce.” Jaka Kavčič, general director, Summit Avto, d. o. o.
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“Cooperation between generations is crucial for company’s success. Older employees carry lots of knwledge and experience which are of a great benefit to their younger colleagues. Younger employees on the other hand radiate freshness and master different skills. Therefore it is very important to find a way to combine and connect the best of each generation – they are stronger together. They can complement each other at the workplace and create synergies which enable the company to move forward.” Helena Lokar, Head of HR, Telekom Slovenije