We’re being told for the first time in history, there are five separate and distinct generations in the workforce, all with different traits, characteristics, and needs.  In a world busier and more polarized than ever, it’s not a surprise leaders and organizations are struggling to communicate, collaborate, and reinvent across the generational divide.  The traditional solutions complicate the issue by leading us to believe a new group of people is born every 10 years with new motivations and new ways of working.  The answer of creating more differentiation has been the wrong answer for decades and the time to stop is now.

In this engaging, entertaining, and actionable presentation, Matt Havens will bring decades of experience helping organizations navigate generational differences to audiences looking to finally understand how to truly engage each other and how to simplify (not complicate) the solutions.

Attendees will learn how to understand, recognize, and resolve their generational issues by harnessing the power of Simplicity.  While most presentations focus on what people want, Matt shares the important distinction of why we approach work in new ways and how leaders can show up for their teams regardless of their ages.  Attendees will learn from our experience in music, fashion, technology, industry – all the while utilizing research-backed methodologies for making sense of our unique human experiences. In the end, audiences will walk away with an immediate blueprint for action.  Simplicity will create the space where relationships can blossom, communication can flourish, and ideas and people can thrive together.

What audiences come away with:

  • Tools for replacing the complicated five-generation model with a workable dichotomy between older, more experienced workers and their younger, less-experienced counterparts.
  • An understanding of the key cultural, technological, and social changes that have conspired to create a disconnect between team members from these two groups.
  • Practical strategies for reducing complexity and maximizing action capital.
  • Methods for navigating and thriving in change across age-diverse groups.
  • Tactics for hiring and retaining the best talent, regardless of their age.
Matt Havens Testimonial