Working with millennials for a harmonious workplace.August 23, 2013 / Podcast # 13-17
Millennials, people who where born from 1981-2000s, are starting to fill more and more management positions but older generations still find them hard to understand and even harder to work with. Most millennials have a very different approach to management: they are used to leaderless groups where everyone collaborates in an open environment. They believe that the answer is out there but it doesnâ€™t necessary have to come from a leader or from management. To them, sometimes the best solutions come from the very people they are leading. Brad Karsh and Courtney Templin, authors of the book Manager 3.0, talk about what makes a millennial tick: how they think and which environments are conducive to success, not just for millennials but for the whole organization.
Sparking conversations and empowering ideasOctober 21, 2011 / Podcast # 11-42
Although corporations recognize social media as a powerful tool for talent recruitment, customer engagement and sharing information, many organizations find their social media initiatives fail. According to Christine Eberle, contributor to The Social Media Management Handbook, this is often due to executive resistance or lack of collaboration across a multi-generational workforce. In this episode of Edgewise, Christine explains how companies can overcome these hurdles and leverage social media to facilitate conversations across silos, creating an inspired, engaged and aligned corporate culture.
Assessing the risks and opportunities of working with Gen YSeptember 30, 2011 / Podcast # 11-39
In this episode of Edgewise, Lindsay Hutter discusses the dynamics of working with Millenials, the generation born between 1980 and 2001. Although they possess an invaluable affinity for technology, Lindsay explains why it is also important for Gen Y to disconnect from social media and engage in mutually beneficial communication with their older co-workers. Listen and learn how to tap into the nuances of Gen Y and facilitate cross-generational collaboration.