For those of you who attended MHEDA’s 2015 Convention, you know our theme "Culture that Rocks" related to how you can and should modify your culture to support all the various generations within your workplace, Baby Boomers, Gen X-ers and the Millennials. I just read a really interesting blog post by Robert Tucker titled "Are you Ready for the Millennial Majority?" In his blog, Tucker notes that this generation has now become the majority of the American workforce and how this "offspring of the ‘forever young’ Baby Boomer generation" are taking over. According to the Pew Research Center, 53.5 million U.S. workers are aged 18 to 34, surpassing Gen X-ers, who are at 52.7 million. Tucker goes on to highlight 6 observations where this demographic will impact the workplace, the economy and our world. It’s an interesting dialogue – you can find it here: www.innovativeresource. com. Click on Blogs. Seth Mattison, one of this year’s convention speakers addressed the audience in two different sessions. In his first general session, Mattison spoke about the "next gen" in the workplace and how a hierarchal model doesn’t work for the Millennials. Because of many factors, including the environment in which a Millennial was raised, they don’t subscribe to the notion of a "pecking order" when it comes to the workplace. Mattison went on to describe a more centric "networked" model. It was interesting to see nods of approval from most attendees while others didn’t seem quite as enamored with the concept. During Mattison’s subsequent workshop, he addressed the subject of "next gen" customers and how best to interact in this context. The overwhelming majority of attendees (the survey said!) embraced his message and several people told me they were in the process of modifying their org charts. Interesting. Tucker describes the Millennials […]
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