Meagan is known as a “Generational Humorist” challenges her audiences to think differently and act decisively when dealing with multiple generations.
Educating through entertainment since 1997, Meagan has worked with a variety of organizations and associations to build multi-generational effective relationships. In her presentation, Zap the Gap Generational Differences Reexamined, she explains how each generation developed its values and how these values creep into the workplace and marketplace. Each generation holds fast to its values, so it’s important to understand and respect them to bring out the best in everyone. Meagan believes each generation actually has more in common than many people think and helps her audiences find common ground and build on generational strengths. She believes the best strategy for success is not thinking about how people are different but thinking about how people are the same.
Meagan and her Baby Boomer father, Larry Johnson are the authors of Generations, Inc – From Boomers to Linksters, Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work. She has written a variety of articles about the multiple generations and has been interviewed for many publications and audio programs. She has been quoted in The Chicago Tribune, CNNMoney.com, US News & World Report and many other publications.
Each generation has a different perception of what motivates them. Meagan says, “Every generation gets a negative label when it enters the workforce. For example Baby Boomers were called trouble-making hippies when they first went to work. Once we take time to understand the motivations and mind-set of each generation, working with them, communicating with them and managing them becomes a more successful effort”.
Learn from Meagan what you can do now to make the most of each generation in your workplace!