ACS Webinars: Professional Growth Channel
Does the term ‘Cut and Paste’ make some of your co-workers reach for scissors and glue? To visualize molecules, do you use a ball-and-stick-kit or modeling software? In today’s workforce, most of us work closely with colleagues that span at least three, if not four generations and each generation has different assumptions about how the world works. The likelihood that we’ll misunderstand a co-worker’s behavior is high. Whether you’re a ‘Boomer’, ‘Millennial’ or from Generation X, Y, or Z join our speaker, Tamara Erickson, to learn practical approaches to positively leverage each generation’s values within your lab, business unit, or academic department. Join us LIVE to have YOUR questions answered!
“Optimizing the Workplace Across Five Generations of Scientists” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker Tamara Erickson, author and trainer on how to build an innovative organization.
What You Will Learn
- Why each generation interprets common workplace events differently
- The major sources of conflict among generations in today’s workplace
- Specific approaches to create a workplace that appeals to multiple generations
- And much more…
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Meet Your Expert
Tamara Erickson is a McKinsey Award-winning author and widely respected expert on collaboration and innovation, on the changing workforce, and on the nature of work in the intelligent economy. She was recently named one of the 50 most influential living management thinkers in the world by Thinkers 50, a biennial guide created by Dearlove and Crainer and published in The (London) Times. Tammy has authored or co-authored numerous books, including a trilogy on how individuals in specific generations can excel in today’s workplace. Her popular blog “Across the Ages” is featured weekly on HBSP Online (http://discussionleader.hbsp.com/erickson/).
Meet the Moderator
Scott Wildman is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Washington University in St. Louis. He earned a B.S. and M.S. from Clarkson University and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan working under Dr. Gordon Crippen. He then spent 7 years in the pharmaceutical industry working for Pfizer in Ann Arbor, MI and Cambridge, MA. He is a computational chemist designing small-molecule and peptide inhibitors for a number of biological targets, and is developing new methods for structure-based drug design.
The Fine Print
ACS Webinars™ does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Chemical Society.