Leading Multigenerational Teams: What Project Managers Need to Know
Date: October 16, 2014
Location: Portland Country Club, Falmouth, ME
Speaker: Peg Duggan, PMP
In today’s fast-paced environments, project leaders are managing diverse, multigenerational teams with their own cultures, styles, methods, expectations, beliefs and values. And while the age-gap is nothing new, this is the first time that four distinct generations are active in the workforce at the same time.
Multigenerational teams pose unique opportunities to project leaders. From the use of technology to methods of communication, project leaders are looking for ways to understand the culture of their members in order to create and maintain high-performing, successful, and productive teams. Through technology, collaboration and mentoring, team leaders must continue to motivate and to inspire and more important, harness and share the collective knowledge and talents of all team members.
This talk, inspired by two presentations at the 2012 Global Congress, will take a look at the results of recent research on the multigenerational workforce. We will explore the challenges, motivators, expectations and drivers as well as the trends as one generation looks toward retirement and another enters the workforce. Finally, we will share and discuss tips and tools to bridge the generation gap, build cohesion, and manage the team to project success.
Peg Duggan, PMP, is the Past-President and Director of Operations for PMI New Hampshire where she manages the collaboration systems, website, and business tools used by the board. As a consultant, she provides internet business and mobile app project management, as well as strategic planning for her clients. She also has over 10 years of experience in software project management and product development. Peg has been a member of PMI since 2005 and received her PMP credentials in 2009.