Adapting to the changing workforce.June 16, 2017 / Podcast # 17-24
There has been and probably always will be a culture clash when a new generation enters the workforce. With new technologies emerging every day, the clash between Millennials and their elders seems more pronounced than ever. Crystal Kadakia, author of the new book The Millennial Myth, joins us to talk about some companies that are accepting the cultural differences between generations and adapting to the changing workforce.
The millennial generation is rapidly becoming a large part of the managing workforce. Lindsey Pollak joins us to talk about her New York Times best selling book: Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders. In her book, Lindsey talks about what steps we all need to take in order to facilitate a better work environment for all generations alike. Listen in, as Lindsey gives us some tips and insights on how to become a better manager as or for a millennial.
The "sticking points" between different generations.October 4, 2013 / Podcast # 13-20
There has been a recent influx of new Gen-X workers, causing much confusion in the workplace for the older generations. Hadyn Shaw, author of the book Sticking Point, analyzes some of the points of aggravation that causes friction in the workplace when working with such broad generational gap. One major point of contention is the style of training and learning each generation expects. While seminars and training workshops are the main sources of learning for the older generations, Gen-X are used to finding answers on the Internet and demand lectures to be funny or informative. Listen for why each generation think they way they do and how to successfully clear the lines of communication within your business.
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.