Multiple Generation Workplace? We Get It.

We are using the same language yet talking in tongues. The same words mean different things to the generations. How can we make a connection to clients, new employees, peers, supervisors, or executive management if we don’t understand where they are coming from? VPI understands the multiple generation workplace. And we have proven ways to leverage generational similarities and differences to accomplish goals more effectively.

Multiple Generation WorkplaceTraditionalists (Born: 1925 – 1945) – Think “S” – Stability, Structure, Safety, Security.

How does this play out as they exit our workplace? Less than 2 % remain. VPI knows how to maximize engagement and knowledge transfer.

Baby Boomers (Born: 1946 – 1964) – Think “P” – Pride, Process, Perks, Prestige.

Leadership transition is taking place right now. Traditionalists to Boomers in some organizations. Baby Boomer to Gen X or even Gen Y in others. VPI can support a smooth transition honoring the Boomer’s motivations, work style and learning style.

Gen X (Born: 1965 – 1980) – Think “F” – Freedom, Family, Fun, Friends.

Sandwiched by Boomer and Gen Y, Gen Xers are doing work in ways that baffle the other generations. They are living out their own genXpectations. VPI understands their “F” motivations and offers solutions to delegation, teamwork, and leadership challenges.

Gen Y aka Millennials (Born: 1981 – 1996) – Think “C” – Creativity, Community, Connection, Cause.

Full of ideas, energy and a digital state of mind, Gen Y is causing waves. Is it managing Millenials or managing the Millenials malaise? With high expectations of engagement and technology, they seek happiness and feedback alien to previous generations. VPI offers proven ways to onboard, manage and lead them well.

Gen Z (Born: 1996 – 2012) – Think “P” – Profit, Privacy, Perspective, Performance.

Just entering the workplace, Generation Z research is not definitive, but we are seeing trends. Generation Z prefer face-to-face communication. They value money and security in their professional lives. They are true digital natives. They want honesty, transparency, and value privacy. At work, they prefer to work independently and will take on multiple positions in a company to progress.


*If you are looking for additional generational research, check out the recommended reading list our generational expert, Sherri Petro, posted on

Is your organization stuck here?

Is Your Organization Suffering from Work Ethic Differences?
→ VPI is the next generation specialty consulting firm. We understand the 4 generations and know how to help you.

Are you experiencing tension between the different generations?
→ Meaningful work and long relationships are rooted in the intersection of purposes, concerns and circumstances. Let VPI show you how to eliminate friction.

Is your organization struggling with getting more things done with less time, money, and people?
→  VPI has generational short-cuts to conserve your resources.

Are you unsure how to handle workplace entitlement differences?
→ VPI will show you how to move from entitlement to engagement.


Multiple Generation Workplace

Understanding the Multiple Generation Workplace

The world is moving very quickly.

And your organization needs to accelerate along with it.

Understanding the  generations can decrease friction, moving you from resistance to resilience.

Call VPI Strategies.

We get it.