How to Manage Work Relationships Between Millennials and Gen Z: A guest post

Today’s post is by Lucy Benton, a young writer, living among the population about which she writes. I think you will find this post interesting. Work is a dynamic place, uniting a lot of people working together as a team. They have different backgrounds, experience, characters. Moreover, they represent different generations and have different views …

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Future Friday: Letting employees select the new boss

What if you had a way to get company leaders based on their ability to interact with peers rather than their resume? Would you be interested? A company named Tiny Pulse, led by David Niu, thinks they have developed a way to select leaders that is more effective than traditional methods. They crowdsource them. Collaborative …

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Giving feedback to Millennials

My friend Ryan Jenkins posted a great YouTube video on the best way to give feedback to a Millennial. Many Boomer managers and GenX managers have struggled with this. Even Millennial managers may have a problem in giving feedback. We have done them a disservice by rewarding them for everything, and as you will hear …

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How about a tool to save time, clean up communication and appeal to Millennials?

If you had a tool that could communicate your benefits better would you be interested? If you had a tool that saved HR hours a week would you be interested? If this tool was mobile based, thus appealing to a large part of you employee population would you be interested? Well I was when presented …

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A House divided on Generational differences

If you want to find out about generational differences ask someone, they will have an opinion to share. Are Millennials more self-absorbed than previous generations? Are Millennials more concerned about society? Are Millennials more concerned about entitlement? Perhaps so, but I think the fault for these difference lie not with the Millennials but with their …

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Future Friday: What are you learning from your marketing department?

HR has a tendency to think of Millennials as the newest generation of employees, and they are. But they are also your next generation of consumers. Is your marketing department planning on how to sell to them? If yes, how are they going to do that? What will be the medium to reach that generation? …

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Future Friday: Demographic Alert or “No Sh*t Sherlock”

This post is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but a recent headline in Forbes announced “LIKE IT OR NOT, MILLENNIALS ARE OFFICIALLY THE FUTURE OF WORK.” My first response was “duh.”  In reality what the article was announcing was that Millennials are the PRESENT of the workforce. They have officially taken over as they largest segment in …

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Future Friday: Statement of the Obvious?

I came across an article entitled WHY MILLENNIALS UNDERSTAND THE FUTURE OF WORK BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE. I suggest you read it. It is brief and does help understand a segment of the current and growing workforce. As I read the article in Fast Company it also struck me as a statement of the obvious. …

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From the Archives- Future Friday: Get Ready Employers here comes a Generation of Entrepreneurs

I am on vacation and I am reposting previous posts that were popular. This one was originally posted on August 23, 2013.  How about a couple of facts to shake you up? In a scant 11 years from now 75% of the workforce will be Millennials. To date only 7% of them have worked for …

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Future Friday: Business Colonies will help the engine of job creation

  I have written before that the workers of the future while be independent project workers. It is happening now and will do nothing but expand in the future. Business Colonies Futurist Thomas Frey wrote a very interesting piece called Business Colonies: A study of structure, organization, and the evolution of work. Frey’s premise is …

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