Matt Tibbetts is the Sales & Training Coordinator for Express Employment Professionals in Tyler Texas. He focuses on coordinating the sales efforts of Express along with the training & development programs for companies across East Texas.
Matt grew up in Thailand and settled in East Texas in 2009. Being a Millennial growing up in a foreign country has given Matt some unique insights into American culture, values, and generational characteristics.
Through the Faces of Change program that Express designed, Matt has been able to take the framework of Generations in the Workplace and add in his own unique experiences and perspectives that will help take your company to the next level as you lead your team of different generations.
Matt provides us with a value-packed interview today. We discuss the different age demographics that exist in the marketplace and how they are different because of the values they grew up with. We find:
- Traditionalist (born before 1946) who “work to survive”
- Baby Boomers (born 1946 to 1964) who “live to work”
- Generation X (born 1965 to 1978) who seek “work-life balance” but remain adaptable
- Millennials (born 1979 -1995) who”work to live” and look for a job that provides a nurturing and fulfilling culture. Job stay longevity is not as important but financial security is.
Matt refers us to a few great books and a soft skills training program that he was involved in creating:
Marching Off the Map by Dr. Tim Elmore
Culture Wins: The Roadmap to an Irresistible Workplace by William Vanderbloemen
The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni
Express Employment Professionals
5609 S. Donnybrook Ave. | Tyler, TX 75703