Generation Y

Coping with Gen Y in the Workplace

Coping with Gen Y in the Workplace

We’ve posted about this before.  The Wall Street Journal‘s Leslie Kwoh has a look at how organizations are adapting to Gen Y (aka millennials) in the workforce: A 2010 Pew Research study found that while baby boomers—generally born between 1946 and 1964—cited work ethic, respectfulness, and morals as their defining qualities, millennials chose technology, music […]

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The Most Important Development Trends of the 21st Century

The Most Important Development Trends of the 21st Century

That’s the modest topic of a new white paper by the Urban Land Institute, a developer’s think thank. Here’s what they describe as the foundational trends that will transform development in the US and beyond: Accelerating Globalization—. . . . Burgeoning and shrinking cities mirror investors’ search for lower costs of production and optimum locations […]

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Millennials aren’t Different. . . the Workplace is

Millennials aren’t Different. . . the Workplace is

At the McKinsey Quarterly, NYU prof. Clay Shirky discusses the issues involved in supervising the Millennial generation.  Unlike most pundits, he argues that it is not the motivations/aspirations of Millennials that are new and different.  It is the vastly changed conditions in the modern workplace that encourage this generation to behave the way they do.  […]

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“Generation C” enters the workforce

“Generation C” enters the workforce

strategy + business (a Booz & Company house organ) has a piece on the “rise of generation C.”  The “C” stands for connectivity, not for their grade-point average.  These are people born after 1990 who have grown up with their reality mediated by digital technology.  They are just beginning to enter the workforce, which should, […]

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