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With Millennials entering government while the Boomers are still sticking around, it can at times be a clash of cultures. As a manager, what can you do to encourage the two groups to work together in a way that helps everyone? Here are eight tips to get you started.
I just wanted to chime in regarding the Federal retirement claims dropping by 57% from January 2012 to December 2012. Times ARE changing! I enjoy studying generations and several years ago predictions about the Baby Boomer generation was "all the rage." Now the time has come and I find what is taking place fascinating. However,... Read more »
This article is neither rebuttal nor follow-up of Cathryn Sloan’s “Why Every Social Media Manager Should Be Under 25,” but an investigation into the question “are today’s young professionals different than those entering the workforce 20 years ago.” For the past decade, at least, Americans have been subject to variations of “40 is the new... Read more »
In today’s 24/7 always on, multicultural world and workforce, rapidly cycling between constant upgrading and “doing more with less,” creating communication and team coordination bridges among the organizational generations (and among all its culturally diverse components) is mission and morale critical. There’s definitely a need for a wide communication-relationship highway to surmount the digital divide... Read more »
This week I led a “Bridging Generational Communication” workshop with a major DC Government utility. The groups of managers and employees (a mix of Boomers and Gen Xers) were asked to identify an area of breakdown in generational relations and then list some problem-solving recommendations. One team focused on how many of the “older” field... Read more »
Okay, I know I'm dating myself, but have you ever led a staff meeting and realized that it was clear that a good chunk of the people there had no clue what you were talking about when you alluded to Howdy Doody, Tonto or Slinkies? Or when new staff seems to be more absorbed in... Read more »
Do you have any particular ways you recruit Gen Y's into public service? How about using social media to brand government or interact with employees? Can this be a way to showcase skills of the next wave of government employees? I'm a Ph.D. student in public policy and administration and am working on a paper... Read more »
Yesterday, I posted a slide deck about "Social Media: Time Saver or Sucker?" from my talk at a National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) professional development event. Well, I was busy at the event and also presented on marketing and leading Millennials. Below is that deck: 9 Rules of the Road to Reach Millennials View... Read more »
Thank you to HR Guru Kathleen Smith, who brought this post to our attention! It's a guest post on SmartBlog on Workforce by Larry and Meagan Johnson, a father-daughter team behind Johnson Training Group, whose clients include several government agencies, American Express, Harley-Davidson, Nordstrom, Dairy Queen. They are co-authors of “Generations, Inc.: From Boomers to... Read more »