Generations at Work: Managing the Clash of Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers in the Workplace

Generations at Work: Managing the Clash of Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers in the Workplace

Generations at Work: Managing the Clash of Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers in the Workplace

Generations at Work: Managing the Clash of Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers in the Workplace

Synopsis

This all-new edition of the seminal book on navigating the multigenerational workplace takes a fresh look at a growing challenge, now exacerbated by the youngest employees. With their micromanaged childhoods and tech addictions, Gen Yers require constant feedback--frustrating for the Me Generation that can't let go of the spotlight, and annoying for Gen Xers, sandwiched between the two. So how can you lead this motley group with their often incompatible work ethics, values, and styles?

Generations at Work lays bare the causes of conflict, and offers practical guidelines for managing the differences, including:

• In-depth interviews with members of each generation

• Best practices from companies bridging the generation gap

• Specific tips for each generation on how to handle the others

• A field guide for mentoring GenerationY

For anyone struggling to manage a workforce with different ways of working, communicating, and thinking, Generations at Work is the answer.

Excerpt

It’s been more than ten years since the first edition of Generations at Work. the world has changed profoundly and so have our personal circumstances. in 2004, we lost Ron Zemke, one of our original coauthors. He was the driving force that led to the first book. Ron was a brilliant writer, an even more brilliant presenter, and a great mind and mentor. We still can’t stand in front of an audience without thinking of him and, every time we get a laugh from the group, it’s because we are channeling Ron’s spirit. in updating this book, there are phrases and paragraphs and whole pages of the original that are pure Ron, and it hurts to revise them. Just the act of deleting the words seems sacrilegious. Fortunately Ron was nothing if not irreverent, so the idea that we would attach religious potency to his writing would have him chasing us from his office with heavy projectiles—as we fled for the elevator on the eighteenth floor of Minneapolis’ Foshay Tower.

Suffice it to say, the world we live in has changed. in some ways, it seems as if the earth has shifted on its axis. We find ourselves near the end—we use that phrase with great hope and determination—of a dramatic economic decline that has affected the entire world economy. Recent years have seen a sharp increase in oil and food prices, a precipitous drop in international trade, and low consumer confidence. the European Union (EU) is stretched to its limits as it decides whether to bail out the failing economies of Greece and Spain. Growth has slowed in the formerly booming economies of China and India. in the United . . .

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