Eliza Filby In Interview

Interview with Dr Eliza Filby – Specialist in Generational Intelligence

Dr Eliza Filby is a writer and speaker who specialises in ‘Generational Intelligence’ enabling companies and services to understand generational shifts within politics, society and the workplace. Eliza is a passionate advocate for age diversity and for bridging the generation gap in the workplace and society at large.

Keynote speaker Eliza Filby

Eliza Filby’s career has seen her work with a variety of organizations from VICE media, Warner Brothers, ASOS clothing to the UK’s Ministry of Defence and the Royal Household. She has worked extensively in the financial services sector, working for clients such as F&C Investments, Lakestar, HSBC, and Barclays Bank. Some of her speaking accolades include speaking at the EU’s Human Rights Forum on teenagers and technology; the Financial Times CEO forum on the future of work and to the UK’s House of Lord’s Select Committee on intergenerational unfairness.

Eliza received her PhD from the University of Warwick and subsequently taught at King’s College, London and the University of Renmin in China. Her writing has been published in The Times, The Mail Spectator, Guardian and the Financial Times. Eliza published her first book in 2014 and in 2019 she co-authored Fueling Gender Diversity: Unlocking the impact of the next generation workplace on behalf of the Women’s Network Forum. She is currently writing a report entitled ‘Managing a Multigenerational Workforce in the New Era of Hybrid Working’ to be published in June 2021. Eliza has now spent the last 12 months interviewing individuals and businesses trying to get a sense of how they have coped the last year but also what they have discovered, enjoyed, found difficult and missed.

With the incredible work she has been doing recently, we were privileged to talk to her about her research into the age of the Gen Z and Millennial era, answering not only the importance of diversity within gender and race but also of the multi-generational workforce.

Video Timeline

  • 00:16 – How important is it for organisations to understand the different values and motivations of a multi-generational workforce?
  • 01:09 – Generation Z can be quite often mistaken as Millennials. What are some of the notable differences in individuals that belong to Generation Z compared to Millennials?
  • 03:15 – How do you think the world of business will change and develop as the next generation filter through?
  • 05:11 – What should employers be doing to ensure a high retention of staff among the incoming generation Z employees?
  • 07:10 – What are some of the most common misunderstandings and stereotypes around the different generational categories?
  • 12:20 – What are some of the key elements that must be considered when marketing to generation Z?


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