Managing Baby Boomers When You’re a Millennial

Managing Baby Boomers When You’re a Millennial

Q:  I have been promoted to a position supervising a team of five employees. Two of them are what I would call baby boomers, the others are closer to my age (I’m 35). Although I have years of experience as a supervisor, these two employees would be my first time...
My Favorite Workplace Trends for 2017

My Favorite Workplace Trends for 2017

During the last week of every year, I scout business articles and professional journals for next year’s workplace trends (so you don’t have to).  Here are the three I found most interesting for 2017: The blended workforce.  We are not talking about blended generations...
Move over Millennials, Generation Z is here!

Move over Millennials, Generation Z is here!

I know you’ve heard a lot from me about Millennials in the workplace.  They’re the largest generation since the baby boomers and already make up the majority of the workforce.  They’re tech savvy, multi-taskers who work well in groups, appreciate frequent feedback and...
Show Employees Where They Fit in the Big Picture

Show Employees Where They Fit in the Big Picture

Last week I wrote about younger workers’ career impatience and suggested ways employers could keep them engaged to stay longer. We discussed this generation’s need to “make a difference” and desire to know where they fit in.  I cited the  JFK and the janitor story...