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Taking Tips from Millennials: Part 5

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Welcome back to our five-part series ‘Taking Tips from Millennials’! Check out Part 1Part 2Part 3, and Part 4 if you missed them.

Everyone has something to teach – share the wisdom you’ve gained from experience, and be open to learning new things to those whom you mentor.

Tip #5: Mentor and Be Mentored.

As quickly as Millennials learn, and as confident as they are in taking action, there is still no replacement for experience in gaining wisdom. All the technical and tactical wizardry in world are no replacement for sound judgement, perceptiveness, or strategic thinking. Your Millennials have a lot to learn from you, so take the time to reflect on what you’ve learned and share. On the other hand, in a world that is new in profound ways the digital natives are your best guide to understanding its secrets. Let your Millennial colleagues know you are a student and the teacher will enter.

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Take a Look at the Workshops!

At our HR Forum ‘TOGETHR’ delegates will have the opportunity to choose a track of two 45-minute workshops – take a look below:

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“Training Intuition for the HR Workplace”
Charlotte Frederiksen 

Promotional image of Executive Coach and Principal of Co-incidence Charlotte Frederiksen who will present a talk and workshop on intuition at Audience's HR Forum TOGETHR on December 3 2018 in Basel.

Through a process of research and testing, Charlotte’s approach to honing intuition and self-insight skills is rational, consisting of theory and exercises that practice intuition like a muscle. Delegates will gain a deeper understanding of intuition, practice flexing their intuition muscle, and take away skills for creating a habit of harnessing this resource regularly.

“Building a Resilient Workforce”
Martin Daubney

Martin Daubney facilitates a workshop on building resilience at Audience's HR Forum 'TOGETHR' in Basel on December 3 2018.Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, and is a vital tool for managing mental health. How strong and efficient this tool is differs from person to person, but it is not a fixed capability but rather a quality that can be exercised and developed. Martin will introduce attendees to some skills necessary for increasing adaptability, flexibility, and confidence, maintaining performance and stamina during peak times, and to be able to think more clearly and logically under pressure.

“Voices of HR Leadership”
Suzanne Lucas

Suzanne Lucas, the Evil HR Lady, speaker for HR Forum TOGETHR in Basel on December 3 2018

To make the level of impact on organizations that HR professionals require, it takes more than just great communication skills…it takes Voices of Leadership. In this interactive workshop, Suzanne is joined by presenter coach Tim Ferguson to take the principles of HR leadership shared by Suzanne and practically applying them to a skill-building model created by Tim. Everyone will have a chance to practice and learn from their peers.

“Supporting Extra-Dependent Teams”
David Kesby

David Kesby, author and organizational coach, will talk about extra-dependent teams about Audience's HR Forum in Basel on December 3 2018.

The conventional way of thinking about teams is an interdependent group of people who all work together to achieve a common goal. David Kesby believes there is a second class of teams that large organisations have but do not recognise: extra-dependent teams, in which team members deal largely with people outside their team. David will share his research and some practical exercises to realise the power that both types of team can have within organisations when combined together.

Taking Tips from Millennials: Part 4

 

Taking Tips from Millennials Part 4: Talk Often and In Person

Welcome back to our five-part series ‘Taking Tips from Millennials’! Check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 if you missed them.

Younger generations find digital communication as natural as a handshake. But no matter the decade or the myriad advances in technology, nothing beats a heartfelt one-to-one.

Tip #4: Talk often. Face-to-face. Not too long.

With a tip of the hat to Michael Pollan, this tip acknowledges that Millennials are only human, after all, and can’t get everything they need from their smartphone. Although Millennials haven’t grown up with live interaction as a primary form of communication, our research indicates that they value meetings, networking, learning communication skills, and spending time with their bosses and co-workers as much as other generations. So talk, not just to the Millennials but to all your colleagues. Share your perceptions and personality, and let them share theirs. Some informality is key, however – rather than book it in your agenda, a spontaneous catch-up could go a long way.

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Developing Resilience and Stress Management for HR Professionals with Martin Daubney

Martin Daubney facilitates a workshop on building resilience at Audience's HR Forum 'TOGETHR' in Basel on December 3 2018.

 

HR professionals know very well that they work in a high-pressure environment. As organizations become more and more agile, employees too must strive to adapt to change keep up with the pace. But it’s not easy, and the toll this pressure takes on the psyche is not uncommon.

Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, and is a vital tool for managing mental health. How strong and efficient this tool is differs from person to person, but it is not a fixed capability but rather a quality that can be exercised and developed.

Executive Coach Martin Daubney applies nearly three decades of global corporate experience – mostly in the pharmaceutical sector – in fields like sales, marketing, and internal communications, to a growing demand for executive coaching.

At our HR Forum ‘TOGETHR’ on December 3, Martin’s workshop ‘Building a Resilient Workforce’ will introduce attendees to some skills necessary for increasing adaptability, flexibility, and confidence, maintaining performance and stamina during peak times, and to be able to think more clearly and logically under pressure.

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David Kesby Presents ‘The Past is One Team: The Future is Two’

David Kesby, author and organizational coach, will talk about extra-dependent teams about Audience's HR Forum in Basel on December 3 2018.

The conventional way of thinking about teams is a group of people who all work together to achieve a common goal – a team without a common goal is just a group, after all. But who wants to lead a group? For engagement, for performance, and for leadership, teams are the answer.

But many teams don’t conform to convention. Think of a team of project managers, or regional managers. When they are performing, they are almost entirely working with people outside their team. Leading them can be like herding cats, and the conventional view of teams cites them as dysfunctional.

David Kesby, author and Organisational Coach, believes that it’s our viewpoint that’s dysfunctional. He calls these teams “extra-dependent” and has found that they are commonplace in organisations. Leadership isn’t about herding cats – it’s about facilitating each cat to learn to be more “cat”.

At our HR Forum ‘TOGETHR’ in Basel on December 3, David will share his research and some practical exercises to realise the power that both types of team can have within organisations when combined together.

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Taking Tips from Millennials: Part 3

Taking Tips from Millennials Part 3: Embrace - and reignite - enthusiasm.

 

Welcome back to our five-part series ‘Taking Tips from Millennials’! Check out Part 1 and Part 2 if you missed them.

We often single out Millennials for wanting to make a difference now. But what if we welcomed that energy instead of decelerating it?

Tip #3: Embrace – and reignite – enthusiasm

Millennials grew up with icons like Nelson Mandela who preached that making a difference was the only thing that matters. They are sometimes viewed as impatient, and perhaps you’ve made the mistake of telling them to get in line and pay their dues before gaining access to the most meaningful work.

The sooner you embrace their eagerness to make an impact rather than postpone it, the sooner all team members reap the rewards of their creativity and energy. Your other team members may not express it as loudly as the Millennials, but no doubt there is a passion – in addition to their unique skill set – that drives their contribution to furthering their department’s goals. Reignite their passion and enthusiasm and fan those flames!

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A Case Study of HR Transformation: Emily Johns from Nestlé Presents Her ‘Hire to Retire’ Strategy

Global Change Manager Emily Johns of Nestle presents a case study on HR Transformation at Audience's upcoming HR Forum 'TOGETHR' in Basel on December 3 2018.

‘Management is transactional. Leadership is transformational.’

There’s a lot of buzz around Human Resources transformation, but it’s more than just a buzzword – it’s a reality for many large multinational organizations.

The only thing HR professionals love more than talking about transformation is seeing it in action, so we’ve invited Emily Johns, Global Change Manager at Nestlé, to our upcoming HR Forum ‘TOGETHR to show you what it looks like!

With two decades of HR experience, Emily’s 13 years at Nestlé – shared between USA and Switzerland – offer unique insights into the obstacles her organization currently faces, and the strategies required to overcome them and drive change. Emily’s ‘Hire to Retire’ department addresses outdated systems and implements new ways of working.

Get an inside look at HR transformation at play in one of the largest organizations in the world and join us at our HR Forum ‘TOGETHR’ on December 3 in Basel.

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Putting Intuition to Work: Charlotte Frederiksen Shows Us How

Promotional image of Executive Coach and Principal of Co-incidence Charlotte Frederiksen who will present a talk and workshop on intuition at Audience's HR Forum TOGETHR on December 3 2018 in Basel.

Executive coach and Intuition trainer and speaker Charlotte Frederiksen joins our HR Forum ‘TOGETHR’ in Basel on December 3!

With a career of 15 years in Corporate Communications, Charlotte Frederiksen has made it her mission to tap into and share with others an unlikely resource referred to more and more as the “business skill of the future”: intuition. What is intuition, and can it be harnessed to successfully guide us through crucial decision-making moments in our professional lives?

Through a process of research and testing, Charlotte’s approach to honing intuition and self-insight skills is rational, consisting of theory and exercises that practice intuition like a muscle.

She will share with us this practical approach at our HR Forum ‘TOGETHER’ on December 3, in which delegates will gain a deeper understanding of intuition, practice flexing your intuition muscle, and take away skills for creating a habit of harnessing this resource regularly.

As an intuition trainer and speaker, Charlotte creates and facilitates public and private workshops, and lectures for the corporate and academic world. Learn more about her and her organization Co-incidence here, and see her on YouTube.

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Taking Tips from Millennials: Part 2

"Let them build it, and they will come" image to accompany the text, to promote Audience's HR Forum TOGETHR in Basel on December 3 2018.

Welcome back to our five-part series ‘Taking Tips from Millennials’! Missed the first tip? Check it out here.

Is it true what they say about Millennials? We did our own research and discovered they’re a lot like the rest of us in many ways, and we just might learn a thing or two from them! Here is our second tip for improving cross-generational engagement:

Tip #2: Let them build it, and they will come

Perhaps it’s because they grew up with a supercomputer in their back pocket or were raised by a generation of who idolizes the entrepreneur, Millennials would prefer to learn by doing and generally make stuff happen. Provide time, resources, teammates, and a very clear goal for them, then get out of the way. 

Don’t assume, however, that your Gen-Xers and ‘Boomers couldn’t benefit from a similar way of working – by experimenting with this approach on your team members across generations, you might spark increased interest and curiosity in their roles. The sooner you embrace new ways of collaborating, the sooner you set up your teams for success.

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Taking Tips from Millennials: Part 1

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Embracing Generational Diversity in the Workplace

In the US, Millennials just became the largest segment of the workforce, surpassing both Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers. Given the fact that most of us will soon be working for a Millennial, this is probably a good time to learn how to work with them more effectively.

But it’s not just about them. Our research suggests that what engages Millennials in the workplace will also please ‘Boomers and Gen-Xers alike, creating a spill-over effect of engaging the employee base across generations. Perhaps Millennials are simply asking for what everyone wanted all along!

We’ve boiled down the results of our research to five tips for improving cross-generational engagement, and each week we will share a tip. Read on to discover the first one!

Tip #1: Define the mission

It seems as if the Millennial generation took all the self-help, leadership, and productivity bestsellers of the past 20 years and actually read them. Wanting to know the “why” of any endeavor they are involved in is a prime example. Why are we in business? Why are we holding this event? Why should I complete this task as instructed? From having an impact on humanity to avoiding wasted time on useless activities, Millennials want you to state in clear and emphatic terms the purpose of their work.

But when managers define the mission to Millennials, they do so for the entire team as well, creating spin-off benefits of enhanced alignment and an elevated sense of purpose amongst all members of the team. When you get the Millennials on board, you simultaneously ensure your whole team is on board.

Come back next week to find Tip #2!

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