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SXSW 2018

Xennials: The Generational Shapeshifters

Boomers are retiring, Millennials are job hopping, so what's a workforce to do? Xennials, the newly named micro generation of people born between 1977 - 1983, are probably the most vital - and most ignored - generation in your workforce today. With analog childhoods, this pioneering generation are also digital natives who can bridge the gap between beepers and SnapChat. Why do Xennials make great managers? Are we missing the important role bridge generations play in the workplace?

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  1. Why is it important to give a name to a generation - even a micro generation - and does it perpetuate stereotypes or help with understanding people?
  2. Is there a danger in Xennials feeling taken for granted in a culture where Millennial Pink is a color and Gen Xer's claim grunge? What's the impact?
  3. How do companies leverage Xennials shape shifting characteristics to foster inclusive innovation and create happier workplaces for all generations?

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Tara Galvin, Exec Dir Diversity & Inclusion, Comcast/NBCUniversal

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Workplace
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner
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