It might seem strange, but for those of us in the Baby Boomer and Gen X generations, our kids have somehow suddenly become our co-workers and clients.
While we were going about our lives, the Millennial generation streamed into the workplace, quickly becoming the largest percentage of the workforce and securing more spending power than any other age group.
Their sheer numbers, growing percentage of leadership positions, and entrepreneurial spirit mean they have a significant impact on business development and sales. Ignore Millennial preferences and styles, and it will be at our own peril. (more…)
This article was written by Suzanne Kaplan and originally posted to BizPhilly/PhillyMag.com.
Recently, Matt Burns, CEO and president of Burns Engineering, embarked on a move to new headquarters at 20th and Market Streets. As head of the 50-year-old design and management consulting company, Burns had undertaken a major move before, but this time it presented an unexpected challenge: generational issues. (more…)
We are always proud to see our awesome strategic partners doing great things! That’s why we’re excited to share that Dr. Brandi Baldwin-Rana, Leadership Psychologist and CEO of You Advise.Me, has released her book, Put In Work: Gain Respect, Influence Others, and Get Results as a New Leader, where she shares personal stories of her failures, pointed advice and employable wisdom for all ready to take on leadership. (more…)
Since technology has already had a major influence on the way we work, how can organizations be sure that they are harnessing Millennial technological savvy, energy and creativity to maximize productivity? The article takes a look at Millennial contributions, challenges that have emerged and some practical approaches for increasing engagement and productivity among these digital natives.
Our high-tech world is moving fast. In the midst of the social media explosion, technology continues to advance at lightening speed. At the same time, companies are on-boarding the largest generation to enter the workforce yet, the Millennials (92 million).1 At the helm of this “perfect storm” is the business leader—Chief Learning Officer or Head of Human Resources—responsible for training and developing employees. (more…)
** This article appeared in CANDOR Consulting’s The Sounding Board – February 2015 **
Based on their sheer numbers, Baby Boomers have shaped organizations to fit their needs. Now, at 80 million strong in the U.S. alone, the Millennials represent an even larger cohort with the leverage to shift the course of our workplace.
Aged 14 to 34, Millennials will represent nearly half of the U.S. labor force by 2020. Their mindset and behaviors are different enough from previous generations that many older personnel complain Millennials have no loyalty, expect a trophy just for showing up, and want to be a vice president in three months… and those are just some of the nicer phrases being uttered. (more…)