Posts Tagged by Gen Y
|December 3, 2010||Posted by M. P. under Management, News||
Joe Frontiera and Dan Leidl, authors of the Leadership Playlist blog at The Washington Post online, have been writing a series of posts on generational issues in politics and the workplace. I urge you to head over there and read the last 7 or so posts, that range from recognizing the shortcomings of Baby Boomer leadership styles to the (growing) list of Generation X’s workplace concerns. Of course, Generation Y and Z bring fresh perspectives and energy to the table – but it is a table at which they fully expect to have a seat next to their forbearers.
Management cannot be done well without some level of respect and trust. Perception feeds both – and it can get interesting when 2 or 3 generations fill your staff meeting. Add the harsh reality of the “new normal” with a stagnant economy, anemic job market, funding cuts and social/political divisions and a formerly efficient multigenerational environment may start to simmer.
Have you noticed the generational gaps getting more severe at your workplace? Are the Boomers really staying on longer while the Millennials plot their meteoric rise to management and Gen X gets lost in the middle?