There is a lot of name-calling going on in our culture. You can hear negative remarks about generational differences under the breaths of many folks. For the first time in history, there are four generations in our organizations, and we don’t always see eye to eye. Every generation develops its own set of rules, values and perspectives. This interactive, all-attendee presentation will outline those characteristics to help understand each generation. We can improve communication, morale and productivity if we embrace the generational differences and capitalize on the strengths of each age group. The improvements will bring rewards in recruiting, project delivery and fellowship.
The Work Matters - Attracting and Retaining Millennials with Purpose Driven Service
Research shows that younger generations don’t merely want fulfilling careers, but also the opportunity to serve their communities with meaning. They want to make the world a better place and work with a purpose. Flexible hours, work life balance and personal growth opportunities are important factors that attract the younger generations to the workplace AND our service organizations. How do we transition to this new culture and hold on to our most important asset - our members. This all-hands-in interactive workshop will define each generation and provide examples of how we can engage and retain members by providing service work with a purpose.
Lisa Lackovic has a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Speech Communication. She is born and raised in Omaha has been involved in the masonry industry over 30 years promoting brick and block to architects, interior designers and contractors. She represents Endicott Clay Products in the Omaha commercial market and often refers to herself as “The Brick Chick.” Lisa developed landscape contractor contest, The Ultimate Backyard Challenge and founded and trademarked Divas of the Dirt™, a networking organization for women in hardscape. She serves on the board of the Nebraska Masonry Alliance, The American Institute of Architects- Omaha and College Possible. Lisa is married to Bob and has 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.