lee caraher on the multigenerational workplace [podcast]
By o.c. tanner
Podcast | August 17, 2016
In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Lee Caraher, President and CEO of Double Forte, author and acclaimed communication strategist. Caraher is also the author of Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work.
You will learn:
5:04 – Are Millennials really that different from other generations?
6:00 – The economy and technology have directly impacted the workplace and the work produced.
7:09 – Are Millennials really that different than when Gen Xers were entering the workforce?
9:30 – Gen Xers are independent workers.
7:10 – 15:10 – Timeline of generational trends in the workforce.
14:00 – There’s the dynamic of millions of boomers who think they should have retired by now who still have to work to pay the bills and their retirement; Gen Xers who have been basically waiting for their turn, but have been compressed by the economy, not once but twice; and millions of Millennials who get out of college and expect work but don’t get it. There’s this huge tension of those things together.
15:34- Is there more drama in the workplace today than 15-20 years ago?
15:40- Drama plays itself out at home with the older generation and today, it plays out in the workplace.
17:40- Millennials are not afraid to share improvements and ideas for their organization to the CEO.
19:24 – Current perception of Millennials.
21:31 – Caraher talks about her book.
21:13 – 25:25 – How she developed better Millennial management.
25:37 – Who is the audience of the book?
26:55 – This is the first time in American history where we have four generations in the workplace: Millennials, Gen Xers, Boomers and Traditionals.
27:32 – Tips for managers in dealing with different generations in the workplace.
27:47 – The importance of asking if workers are feeling valued and having a conversation.
Links and Resources Mentioned:
Learn more and connect with Lee Caraher
LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook
Learn more about: Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work
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