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The Generalist Dilemma: Supporting and Retaining Valuable Generalist Employees

The Generalist Dilemma: Supporting and Retaining Valuable Generalist Employees

October 10, 2023

October 10, 2023

6:00 pm

October 10, 2023

6:00 pm

Join thought leaders from the O.C. Tanner Institute to explore in-depth insights from the 2023 Global Culture Report.

As the business landscape adjusts to new models of work and continued workplace changes, maintaining a strong workplace community is more important than ever. Evolving organizations that prioritize employee belonging and connection will be ideally positioned to leverage their talent and lead out on industry-changing innovation.  

In this webinar, Daniel Patterson and Dr. Cristen Dalessandro of the O.C. Tanner Institute share their insights on how organizations can support often-overlooked players who are central to a healthy workplace community: generalist employees. Generalist employees have diverse skill sets and are particularly adept at collaboration, interdisciplinary thinking, and thriving in times of ambiguity. However, this group is at risk of feeling overlooked and underappreciated within organizations, which can lead to greater attrition and other negative outcomes.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Explore data and perspectives from more than 40,000 employees and leaders worldwide
  • Discover why generalist employees are increasingly important in the modern work landscape
  • Learn practical strategies for retaining generalist employees and helping them thrive at work

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About The Speakers:
Daniel PattersonDaniel Patterson

Daniel Patterson

Daniel Patterson

Senior Researcher, O.C. Tanner Institute

As a senior researcher for the O.C. Tanner Institute, Daniel excels in generating actionable insights that shape workplace culture outcomes for organizations worldwide. Specializing in mixed-method research, he develops tailored initiatives to improve communication and engagement for clients across a variety of industries where his depth of experience in cultural and narrative analysis enables him to consult with organizations in ways that improve the overall employee experience.

Daniel holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Utah, with advanced studies in research and theory.

Daniel Patterson

Daniel Patterson

Senior Researcher, O.C. Tanner Institute

As a senior researcher for the O.C. Tanner Institute, Daniel excels in generating actionable insights that shape workplace culture outcomes for organizations worldwide. Specializing in mixed-method research, he develops tailored initiatives to improve communication and engagement for clients across a variety of industries where his depth of experience in cultural and narrative analysis enables him to consult with organizations in ways that improve the overall employee experience.

Daniel holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Utah, with advanced studies in research and theory.

Dr. Cristen DalessandroDr. Cristen Dalessandro

Dr. Cristen Dalessandro

Dr. Cristen Dalessandro

Senior Researcher, O.C. Tanner Institute

Cristen Dalessandro is a senior researcher and sociologist at O.C. Tanner, specializing in the study of social inequalities as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods. As part of the O.C. Tanner Institute, she conducts client assessment projects and researches employee experience and workplace culture through a social-science lens.

Cristen holds a PhD from the University of Colorado Boulder and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Utah. She is the author of over 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Her recent book, Intimate Inequalities: Millennials’ Romantic Relationships in Contemporary Times, explores how millennials navigate social and identity differences in their relationships.

Dr. Cristen Dalessandro

Dr. Cristen Dalessandro

Senior Researcher, O.C. Tanner Institute

Cristen Dalessandro is a senior researcher and sociologist at O.C. Tanner, specializing in the study of social inequalities as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods. As part of the O.C. Tanner Institute, she conducts client assessment projects and researches employee experience and workplace culture through a social-science lens.

Cristen holds a PhD from the University of Colorado Boulder and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Utah. She is the author of over 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Her recent book, Intimate Inequalities: Millennials’ Romantic Relationships in Contemporary Times, explores how millennials navigate social and identity differences in their relationships.

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