Effective Strategies to Promote Generational Cohesion in the Workplace

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/620412
Title:
Effective Strategies to Promote Generational Cohesion in the Workplace
Other Titles:
Strategies for an Effective Workplace
Author(s):
Veesart, Amanda L.; Hammersla, Margaret B.; Buchanan, Holly A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Mu
Author Details:
Amanda L. Veesart, RN, CNE, amanda.veesart@ttuhsc.edu; Margaret B. Hammersla, RN, CRNP-A; Holly A. Buchanan, ANP-BC, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Tuesday, September 20, 2016: Despite the rise in the number of entry-level baccalaureate programs, the increase is not sufficient to meet the projected nursing practice demands (AACN, 2015). The aging workforce, high nursing staff turnover and an inability to attract and retain qualified nurses creates additional challenges that impact the ability to appropriately respond to the care needs of the community. Healthcare organizations continue to hire both younger nursing graduates as well as more experienced nurses to fill the void.  As a result, five different generations coexist in the nursing workforce. Differences in employment needs and values, work ethics, attitudes towards authority, and professional aspirations, contribute to the creation of cross-generational conflict. This conflict creates unique leadership challenges within healthcare and academic organizations. Understanding the different generational groups may allow nursing leaders and managers to consider what drives, motivates or hinders nurses from different generations. Recruiting and retaining a workforce increasingly made up of nurses from many generational groups is a challenge that can be tackled with a deeper understanding of each of the commonly identified generational groups (Murray, 2013). Following the completion of a year- long leadership fellowship (i.e. National League for Nursing LEAD program), a plan outlining multiple strategies for improving generational cohesion was developed.  The purpose of this presentation is to share these strategies and guidelines to assist nurse leaders to implement effective problem solving skills and improve generational cohesion within their workplace.  An emphasis will be placed on how generational differences influence education, teamwork, and patient care, along with what challenges and opportunities exist for managers, leaders, and organizations. This session will engage nurse leaders in a dialogue on leadership enhancement that will positively influence generational cohesion within their organizations and influence change at the organizational level.  Developing the skill to view generational differences through a different lens will allow the leader to flex their leadership style, enhance quality and productivity, reduce conflict, and maximize the contributions of all.
Keywords:
Generational cohesion; Healthy workplace; Generational differences
Repository Posting Date:
16-Sep-2016
Date of Publication:
16-Sep-2016
Other Identifiers:
LEAD16P01
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
Leadership Connection 2016
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Connection 2016 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleEffective Strategies to Promote Generational Cohesion in the Workplaceen
dc.title.alternativeStrategies for an Effective Workplaceen
dc.contributor.authorVeesart, Amanda L.en
dc.contributor.authorHammersla, Margaret B.en
dc.contributor.authorBuchanan, Holly A.en
dc.contributor.departmentIota Muen
dc.author.detailsAmanda L. Veesart, RN, CNE, amanda.veesart@ttuhsc.edu; Margaret B. Hammersla, RN, CRNP-A; Holly A. Buchanan, ANP-BC, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/620412-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Tuesday, September 20, 2016: Despite the rise in the number of entry-level baccalaureate programs, the increase is not sufficient to meet the projected nursing practice demands (AACN, 2015). The aging workforce, high nursing staff turnover and an inability to attract and retain qualified nurses creates additional challenges that impact the ability to appropriately respond to the care needs of the community. Healthcare organizations continue to hire both younger nursing graduates as well as more experienced nurses to fill the void.  As a result, five different generations coexist in the nursing workforce. Differences in employment needs and values, work ethics, attitudes towards authority, and professional aspirations, contribute to the creation of cross-generational conflict. This conflict creates unique leadership challenges within healthcare and academic organizations. Understanding the different generational groups may allow nursing leaders and managers to consider what drives, motivates or hinders nurses from different generations. Recruiting and retaining a workforce increasingly made up of nurses from many generational groups is a challenge that can be tackled with a deeper understanding of each of the commonly identified generational groups (Murray, 2013). Following the completion of a year- long leadership fellowship (i.e. National League for Nursing LEAD program), a plan outlining multiple strategies for improving generational cohesion was developed.  The purpose of this presentation is to share these strategies and guidelines to assist nurse leaders to implement effective problem solving skills and improve generational cohesion within their workplace.  An emphasis will be placed on how generational differences influence education, teamwork, and patient care, along with what challenges and opportunities exist for managers, leaders, and organizations. This session will engage nurse leaders in a dialogue on leadership enhancement that will positively influence generational cohesion within their organizations and influence change at the organizational level.  Developing the skill to view generational differences through a different lens will allow the leader to flex their leadership style, enhance quality and productivity, reduce conflict, and maximize the contributions of all.en
dc.subjectGenerational cohesionen
dc.subjectHealthy workplaceen
dc.subjectGenerational differencesen
dc.date.available2016-09-16T14:25:47Z-
dc.date.issued2016-09-16-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-16T14:25:47Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.nameLeadership Connection 2016en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionLeadership Connection 2016 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.en
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